The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a $8,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a sex offender who has worked as a tattoo artist.
The man, Jeffrey Ortiz, has a criminal history that includes sexual assault of a child, possession of child pornography and violation of a protective order, a DPS news release said.
He is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, a probation violation and failure to appear, according to the DPS.
He has ties to Dallas and Edinburg, has been known to work as a tattoo artist, and has several tattoos, including words around his neck and a rose on his left hand.
He also has gauge piercings in his ears, and nose and lip rings. He is 37, weighs about 195 pounds and is 5 feet 8.
Call 1-800-252-8477 or text “274637” with “DPS” and the tip information. Anonymity is guaranteed by law, the news release states.
Texas State student shot in hand after grabbing gun during attempted mugging
A Texas State University student was shot in the hand after grabbing a gun that was pointed at her head while she was being mugged, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
The student and another woman were confronted about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by two men who demanded money in the parking lot of an apartment complex, the Statesman reported.
One robber pulled a gun, and the woman was shot when she grabbed the gun to move it, according to San Marcos police.
Also, check out this other Austin news story from KXAN about a man who broke into an Austin meat business, stole sausages and fell asleep. ==>
— Monica S. Nagy