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Sex offender with ties to Houston added to most wanted list

Sex offender with ties to Houston added to most wanted list

Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety

Left to Right: John Volker, Jimmie Hiners and Carlos Rios

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 11:24 AM

AUSTIN – A sex offender with ties to the Houston area has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List.

John Arthur Volker, 49, is wanted for indecency with a child-sexual contact and failure to register as a sex offender. His criminal history includes arrests for indecency with a child-sexual contact, involving two girls ages 3 and 9.

Volker is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. He has ties to Splendora, Spring, Conroe, Houston, and Humble, and has been known to work in restoration jobs.

The Texas Department of Public Safety also added two more dangerous suspects to the list.

A cash reward up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Jimmie Jerome Hiners. Hiners, a known Bloods gang member, is wanted for aggravated assault and parole violation. Hiners has ties to the Dallas area, and his criminal history includes aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault causing bodily injury.

Hiners is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 156 pounds. His multiple tattoos include “POE” on the back of his left hand and a marijuana leaf on his neck.

Carlos Eduardo Rios, 22, has a criminal history that includes arrests for sexual assault of a child, and he is currently wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and a probation violation. He has ties to the El Paso area, and has gone by the nickname “Shaggy.” Rios is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, 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.

There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:

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 tip on Facebook by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.

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

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

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