DPS adds two fugitives to Texas Most Wanted Sex Offenders list


Juan Jesus Martinez, 62, and Reynaldo Ybarra Zamora, 59, were added to the list Thursday.

Martinez, who is also known as John Jesus Martinez, is wanted amid accusations of parole violation and committing a sex offense against a child. His violent criminal history includes convictions for the aggravated kidnapping of his estranged spouse and the aggravated rape of another woman.

Zamora is wanted on charges of aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation, evading arrest/detention and parole violation. His criminal history includes aggravated kidnapping, sexual assault, indecent exposure, theft, burglary of a habitation, evading arrest/detention, criminal mischief and drug charges.

Martinez is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, including a scroll with "Madre" on his left forearm. He has ties to the Dallas area and has been known to work in carpet installation and brick laying jobs.

Zamora is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 199 pounds. He has relatives and friends living in Austin, Dallas, Lake McQueeney and Seguin, and has been known to work as a farm laborer.

Up to $3,000 in cash rewards is available for anyone who helps lead authorities to Zamora's capture. Meanwhile, DPS is offering as much as $5,000 for information leading to Martinez's arrest. An additional reward of up to $5,000 also is available from North Texas Crime Stoppers.

DPS says both suspects are considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

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/.

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