AUSTIN -- The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a big reward for information leading to the capture of one of the Most Wanted sex offenders in Texas.
DPS says $3,000 is being offered for those with helpful information on the whereabouts of Doug Otis Sims, 32.
DPS says Sims has a violent past. He is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender, as well as burglary of a habitation. His past convictions include evading arrest, DWI and assault. In 2003 he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl nine times over several months.
Sims has friends and relatives in Burnet, Athens and Center, Texas. He has been known to work in the oil business.
Sims is 5'11" and weighs 190 pounds. He has scars on his back and chest. He has multiple tattoos including tribal art on his left leg and left arm and his right hand. He has "Andrew Samuel" tattooed on his lower left leg.
For more information see this 'Most Wanted' bulletin.
You can give an anonymous tip to DPS in four ways:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hot line 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 by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section)