Reward increased to $17,500 for Texas most wanted fugitive Javier Morin Jr.


Morin's last known address was in Corpus Christi, and he is wanted for possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear. The Texas Syndicate gang member's convictions include assault causing bodily injury, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a weapon, evading arrest, theft, burglary and DWI.

Morin, 40, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and was last known to weigh approximately 150 pounds. He has multiple tattoos: a skull/Joker on his outside upper right arm; "Ariel" on the back of his neck; "Javier Morin" on his upper back; and "Texas" on his lower back.

Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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 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 to submit a web tip.
  • Submit a Facebook tip at by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous, and tipsters will be given a tip number. You do not have to give your name. Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives yourself. Authorities say they are considered armed and dangerous.

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