AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Juan Alfredo Gandarilla, 43, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $3,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. Gandarilla has a violent criminal past and is wanted for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration and Parole Violation. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Gandarilla has relatives and friends living in Fort Worth, El Paso and California, and has been known to work as a cook, gardener and horse groomer. His criminal history includes Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Assault of a Public Servant, Burglary, Vandalism and Driving while Intoxicated.
On November 16, 1995, Gandarilla molested a 9-year-old female as she was sleeping in her bedroom in Fort Worth. He fled to California, but was arrested six months later and extradited to Texas. He was convicted of Indecency with a Child by Contact and sentenced to 20 years. He was paroled in October 2004, and has been a fugitive since 2005.
Gandarilla is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 142 pounds. His tattoos include “Maria Ramon” on his chest, “Anthony 91” on his left arm and thespian faces on his upper left arm. For more information, please view his wanted poster at:
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 Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted 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. To view the current lists—with photos—visit the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.