- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A suspected child rapist and forger on the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive list has been arrested in Laredo.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday announced the arrest of 31-year-old Omar Cruz of Amarillo.

Investigators say a tip led federal and state authorities to learn that Cruz was in Matamoros, Mexico. Mexican authorities on Tuesday turned over Cruz to the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force at the Laredo Port of Entry.

Cruz was taken to the Webb County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Potter County in the Panhandle.

The tipster will be paid a $7,500 reward.

Authorities say Cruz has various other prior convictions including: unlawful carrying of a weapon, resisting arrest and burglary.






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