$3,000 reward offered for wanted, violent Texas sex offender

$3,000 reward offered for wanted, violent Texas sex offender
DPS
CrimeBeat
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 9:38am

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Leo Colston, 60, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Colston has a violent criminal past, and is wanted for sex offender registration violation and failure to register as a sex offender. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Colston has ties to Nacogdoches, Houston, Los Angeles, Calif., and Miami, Fla. He has been known to work as a laborer and may be homeless. His criminal history includes indecency with a child by sexual contact, sexual battery, aggravated assault with a weapon and discharging a firearm in public. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=245.

Colston is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 270 pounds. He has a scar on his right eye or eyebrow.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
     
  • Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
     
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
     
  • Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

 

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