Reward increased for fugitive from San Angelo

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive from San Angelo.

Justin Lane Slatton, Jr., 20, is a Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and a suspect in an April 2016 shooting that left two Bell County men dead. DPS said Slatton’s last known address was in San Angelo. Authorities said he has ties to the Latin Kings and is wanted for murder and burglary of a building.

DPS described Slatton as 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing approximately 165 pounds. Slatton has several tattoos, including a five-point star on his left hand, the number five (dice style) on his left wrist, the shape of Texas on his right hand and multiple neck tattoos.

Slatton’s criminal history includes charges of theft of a firearm, escape while arrested/confined and burglary of a building.

If a tip that leads to his capture comes during the month of September, the person could be eligible for a reward of up to $12,500. Tips must be submitted in one of the following ways to be eligible for cash rewards:

  • Call Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS;
  • Texas “DPS” and your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone;
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website. Select the fugitive you have information about on their page and click on the link under their picture;
  • Submit a tip through Facebook on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Facebook page. Go to the “About” section and click “SUBMIT A TIP”;
  • Submit a tip through the DPS mobile app. DPS has the app available on the App Store and Google Play.

People are warned against attempting to apprehend fugitives, as they are considered armed and dangerous.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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