One of Texas' most wanted sex offenders captured in Colorado

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HOUSTON - A San Antonio man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list is in police custody.

Officials said David Martinez Maldonado, 54, was arrested Friday in Denver, Colorado.

Maldonado was considered a high-risk sex offender and was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. He was added to the "most wanted" list on Sept. 16.

Authorities said after receiving a tip, officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Denver Police Department found Maldonado at a homeless shelter in Denver. He was arrested without incident.

A reward of up to $3,000 will be paid to the tipster.

Officials said so far this year, DPS and other agencies have arrested 28 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 10 gang members, and $71,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.

The cash rewards are funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division.

Click here to look at the current sex offenders on the most wanted list.

Do not approach a fugitive on the list because they are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the suspects can provide anonymous tips in four 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.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).

All tips are anonymous.

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