BEAUMONT, Texas — One of Texas’ top 10 wanted sex offenders was caught in Beaumont last week.
Sean Alan Smith, 29, of Beaumont, was arrested by Texas Department of Public Safety special agents in Beaumont on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 according to a news release from DPS.
Smith has been wanted since December 2022 on a warrant out of Nueces County for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements according to the release.
He was convicted in 2013 for burglary of a habitation and sentenced to four years in prison according to the release.
He was then convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and given 10 years probation which was revoked in 2017. At that time he was sent to prison for three years the release said.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
Texas Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders.
So far, in 2023, DPS and other agencies have arrested 41 of them including 20 sex offenders and 12 gang members.
In addition, $88,000 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:
• Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
• Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.
• Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.
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