AUSTIN The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Blake Everett Reed, 32, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Reed is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, harassment of public servant, assault of public servant, assault, and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Reed is a violent criminal who has been wanted since May 2017. He has ties to Wood and Smith counties, including the cities of Hawkins, Mineola and Tyler. Reed also has ties to San Luis Obispo County in California, including the cities of Cambria and Cayucos. In the past, he has also frequented the Omaha, Nebraska area and parts of western Iowa, including Pottawattamie County.
Reed is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 290 pounds. He has tattoos on both of his arms and on his left leg, as well as scars on his left knee and left forearm. Reed has a history of working in the oilfield drilling industry. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: https://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/MostWanted/fugitiveDetails?id=386.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governors 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. In 2017, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $61,000 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 for 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 tipsters will be provided 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.