$10,000 reward offered for dangerous ETX fugitive
POSTED: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:18pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 5:19pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Kenneth Latham, 47, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Latham has a lengthy criminal past, and is wanted for simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance and parole violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Latham’s last known address was in Texarkana, Texas, and he has ties to Miller County, across the state line in Arkansas. Latham has been known to work as an electrician and in home maintenance jobs. His criminal history includes assault causing bodily injury, unlawful carrying weapon and possession of a controlled substance. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/fugitiveDetails.aspx?id=247.
Latham is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, including the word “Skidrow” on his abdomen; and “Rhonda” on his chest.
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, there are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:
• Call the Crime Stoppers hotline 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 at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
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 at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.