Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender Caught in Kansas
One of Texas' most wanted sex offenders was recently arrested in Kansas.
In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that 27-year-old Bill Don Urango was arrested in Wichita, Kansas on February 26 thanks to a tip submitted to Crime Stoppers. (A tip that netted $5,000.)
Urango was wanted for violating parole and failing to register as a sex offender. According to DPS authorities, he'd been on the run since June of 2017, when he absconded from his last known address in Dallas.
It was important that officials know where Urango was because of a 2010 conviction of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child-sexual by contact after an incident in Grayson County involving an 11-year-old boy. He also has a history of exposing himself to children, according to DPS records.
Thanks to an anonymous tipster, Urango is back behind bars.
DPS officials are currently searching for another sex offender on their most wanted list: 37-year-old Jorge Luis Santamaria. He was convicted in 2005 of attempting to have sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy, and has been wanted since October of 2012, when he absconded from his last known address in Electra, Texas. Police say he has ties to Elgin, Austin, and Mexico.
Santamaria stands 5'6" and weighs around 230 pounds.
If you have any information that may help bring this suspect in, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), or visit the DPS website. You can also submit information by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link on this Facebook page's About section.