Reward increased for capture of wanted men

The reward has been increased for Javier Cortex, Jr. (right) of Pasadena and Reginald O'Keith Williams (left) of Houston

November 1, 2011 10:36:43 AM PDT
The reward for two of the fugitives on the state's list of the most wanted is being increased during the month of November And both men are from our area.

Javier Cortez, Jr., of Pasadena is one of the two men for whom the reward money has been increased. Anyone with information that leads to his arrest is now eligible for up to a $10,000 reward. The other is Reginald O'Keith Williams fo Houston. Reward money for information leading to his capture is now up to $6,000. Your information is guaranteed to be anonymous.

Cortez, 31, is wanted for homicide and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in connection with an April 8, 2008, incident in which investigators say Cortez and an accomplice are accused of robbing and killing a man. It is believed that after the victim was robbed and shot twice by the accomplice, Cortez stood over the victim and shot him an additional nine times.

Investigators say Cortez is affiliated with the Tango Blast gang, and is known to carry a pistol and a shotgun. They say he also has a history of drug abuse.

Cortez has "JR" tattooed on his upper right arm and "Maria" on his upper left arm, and has a mole on the front of his left ear.

Williams, 42, is wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. Investigators say he was recently seen in the Dallas area. This, after leaving a Houston halfway house in 2001. He has family in Freeport.

His convictions include aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a child and sexual assault. Police say Williams is known to threaten his victims with physical harm while assaulting them. . He has worked jobs in maintenance and as a restaurant cook. Williams, who also goes by Reggie Williams, has a scar on the back of his left hand. For more information on

Texas Crime Stoppers, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders. Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

  • 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.

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