Sex offender on Most Wanted list arrested in Amarillo

One of the state’s 10 Most Wanted sex offenders is now behind bars after he turned himself in Tuesday in Amarillo.

Thirty-three year old Dustin Ray Smith was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, evading arrest and probation violation. Because Smith’s arrest was not the result of a tip, no reward will be paid.

According to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, in 2012, Smith was convicted of sexual assault of a child after an incident in Potter County involving a 15-year-old girl. His criminal history also includes retaliation and assault. For more information, see his captured bulletin at dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/capturedDetails.aspx?id=326.

In 2016, DPS and other agencies have arrested six Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including four sex offenders and two gang members and $12,500 has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.