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Dangerous predator escaped from electronic monitoring
10-22-12 Update: AUSTIN – Thomas Lee Elkins, 58, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested in Coppell on Friday by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol and Coppell Police Department. A $5,000 reward will be paid on a tip that helped lead to his arrest. Elkins was wanted for felony Failure to Comply with Civil Commitment Requirements after discarding his electronic monitoring device and leaving a Houston halfway house October 5.
The tip came from Arizona and established that the offender may be a passenger in a truck traveling in Dallas County. DPS and the Coppell Police Department pulled the vehicle over and arrested Elkins Friday morning at 346 E. Beltline Road in Coppell. His lengthy criminal history included Aggravated Sexual Assault, Assault, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape, Indecent Liberties with Child and Aggravated Battery.
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Thomas Lee Elkins, 58, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $5,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture. Elkins is identified as a sexually violent predator and is wanted for a felony charge of Failure to Comply with Civil Commitment Requirements. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Elkins fled from an east Houston halfway house where he was electronically monitored until October 5. He has family in Texas, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, and has worked as a truck driver and diesel mechanic. His arrests include Aggravated Sexual Assault, Assault, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape and Indecent Liberties with Child. He was considered a person of interest in a serial homicide investigation outside of Texas, although no charges were ever filed.
Elkins is approximately 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has blue eyes, grey hair, a distinctive “Fu Manchu” moustache, wears silver glasses for reading only, and walks with a limp. He has also been known to shave his head and facial hair. (See photo below)
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