$3,000 reward for info leading to arrest of sex offender from Houston

"Taylor has been wanted since April 2018 when he absconded from his last known address in Houston." (The Texas Department of Public Safety)

47-year-old Leonard Dee Taylor has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture, according to The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Taylor is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and parole violation. In 2003, Taylor was convicted in Bowie County of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child after incidents involving a 4-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl.

Taylor has been wanted since April 2018 when he absconded from his last known address in Houston, according to DPS. He also has ties to Texarkana and parts of Louisiana. Taylor is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has tattoos on the top of both of his hands.

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. To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the three following methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • 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 by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

Do not attempt to apprehend this fugitive; he is considered armed and dangerous.