Erin Conrad – Edward Jones Header
cypress basin hospice
Young Title Company Header
DV Retail Header Apr 2022
Momentum Can-Am In Stock Header
Mid America Pet Food Header
Hess Lawn Mower Header

Reward Increased For February’s Featured Fugitive From Magnolia

Joshua David Whitworth

AUSTIN – The reward for Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Joshua David Whitworth, also this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,500 for information leading to his arrest if DPS receives tips during February. Whitworth, 36, is wanted for a parole violation, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, theft, and delivery of methamphetamine and cocaine. 

All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Whitworth of Magnolia is an Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. Authorities had wanted him since August 2020, when the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a warrant for a parole violation. In December 2020, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, as well. Montgomery County also wants Whitworth for burglary of a vehicle and in Stone County, Ark., for theft and delivery of methamphetamine and cocaine.

In 2013, a court convicted Whitworth of possessing illegal metal or body armor and evading arrest/detention by a felon. They sentenced him to four years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison. In 2018, officials arrested Whitworth in Arkansas for delivery of methamphetamine and cocaine, where he bonded out of jail and returned to Texas. In 2019, he was convicted of unlawful firearm possession by a felon and sentenced to two years in a TDCJ prison. However, they released Whitworth on parole in July 2020.

Whitworth is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 290 pounds. He has tattoos on his chest, back, abdomen, left finger, right leg, and both arms, wrists, and feet. Whitworth has ties to Montgomery and Harris counties, including the cities of Magnolia and Conroe and the northern areas of Houston. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, view his wanted bulletin.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division funds, offers cash rewards to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far in 2022, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and other agencies have arrested four Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including one gang member and two sex offenders. In addition, the DPS has paid $6,000 in rewards for tips that yielded arrests.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about 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 — regardless of how they are submitted — tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website. 

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