Reward money increased for two wanted fugitives

The reward has been increased for information leading to the arrest of Gaspar Loya (left) and Guillermo Chavez. (Texas DPS)

July 6, 2011 6:25:06 PM PDT
The reward money for two of the state's 10 most wanted fugitives just went up. The Texas Department of Public Safety announced on Wednesday that they're increasing reward money for Gaspar Loya III, 37, and Guillermo Chavez, 42.

Gaspar Loya, on most wanted fugitives list
Loya's reward is now up to $15,000 for the month of July. He's been wanted since 2000 on a variety of charges, including failure to register as a sex offender and escaping from a Colorado jail.

Loya was last seen in Weslaco. He's considered armed and dangerous and his criminal history includes murder, indecency with a child, assault burglary and forgery.

Guillermo Chavez, on most wanted sex offenders list
Chavez was last seen in El Paso. He disappeared in 2002 after failing to register as a sex offender. His reward was increased to $6,000 for any tips that lead to his arrest.

Chavez was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child in 2001. The victims, investigators say, range in age from six to 10 years old.

Chavez has three outstanding warrants from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, failure to register as a sex offender, probation violation and DWI.

Anyone with information on either Loya, Chavez or anyone on the state's most wanted fugitives and most wanted sex offenders list can do any of the following:

  • 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 tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip

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