Austin — Kenneth Latham, 47, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested on Wednesday evening in Nash, Texas. Latham was wanted for simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance and parole violation. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward of up to $10,000 will be paid.
Responding to tip information, Nash Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to locate Latham. At that time, he was arrested and taken into custody without incident. The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, Highway Patrol and Bowie County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest. For more information, see the captured bulletin at: http://dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=247.
So far in 2014, DPS and other agencies have arrested 10 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including four gang members, and $34,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests. The cash rewards are funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division.
- To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information 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 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.
The following link, http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/video/tipsterVideo.htm, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive or Sex Offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. To view the current lists – with photos – visit the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.