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Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders are back in custody. Bryant Keith Martin Jr., of Amarillo, was found and arrested on August 16. Joseph Darwin Watson, of Hamilton, was found and captured on August 18. 

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Bryant Keith Martin Jr

Bryant Keith Martin Jr., 28, was arrested by Amarillo Police after working through investigative information, they found him at a resource center. Martin was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender List on Aug. 9 but has been wanted since December 2020. At that time, a warrant for his arrest was issued in Potter County for failure to register as a sex offender.

In 2014, Martin was convicted in Randall County on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact for incidents involving two girls, ages 5 and 6. For more information view his captured bulletin.


 

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Joseph Darwin Watson

Joseph Darwin Watson, 52, was arrested by Stephenville Police using investigative information, they located and arrested Watson at an apartment complex. He was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender List on Aug. 4. Watson is a high-risk sex offender who is required to register every three months for the rest of his life. He’s been wanted since October 2020, when a warrant was issued for his arrest in Hamilton County for failure to comply with his registration requirements.

In 1994, he was convicted in Llano County of two counts of aggravated sexual assault involving a 5-year-old boy. In 2000, he was convicted in Hamilton County of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. He was then released from a TDCJ prison in 2005.

In 2009, Watson was convicted of sexual assault involving a 47-year-old woman in Milam County and received a 10-year sentence in a TDCJ prison. He was discharged in 2018 and was registered as a sex offender in Hamilton. For more information view his captured bulletin.


Texas Crime Stoppers is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division and offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the 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, then clicking on the link under their picture.

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

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives, they are considered armed and dangerous.

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