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DPS Most Wanted

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender from Galveston County

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Demus Lee Westmoreland, 52, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and the DPS is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to his capture. Westmoreland is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Authorities wanted Westmoreland since February 2017. He has ties to Galveston (Galveston County), his last known address; Sugar Land (Fort Bend County); and Lexington, Kentucky. In 2008, a court convicted Westmoreland of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by exposure after an incident in Fort Bend County involving a 6-year-old girl.

Westmoreland is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 245 pounds. He has a tattoo on his upper right arm and a scar on his abdomen. Westmoreland has recently been employed as a general contractor, and may also be known by the nickname “D.L.” For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=379.

The Governor’s Criminal Justice Division funds the Texas Crime Stoppers who offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders. So far in 2017, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $48,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:
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).
Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and the DPS provides tipsters a tip number instead of using a name.

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/.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.