June 20, 2018
Media and Communications Office
Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Nacogdoches
AUSTIN – The Texas
Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jack Earl Sterns Jr., 27, to the
Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 is now
being offered for information leading to his capture. Sterns, affiliated with
the Crips gang, is wanted for parole violation, aggravated robbery and evading
arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
been wanted since December 2017 and has ties to Nacogdoches County. His
criminal history includes aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, engaging in
organized criminal activity, assault, unlawful carrying of a weapon, deadly
conduct, evading arrest/detention and drug possession.
Sterns is 5 feet 11 inches tall and
weighs approximately 230 pounds. He has tattoos on his abdomen, back, chest,
both arms and right leg, and scars on his abdomen, back, left leg and right
forearm. Sterns may also be known by the nickname “Jay Jay.” For more
information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.
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. Last year, Texas Crime
Stoppers paid $61,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in
To be eligible for the cash rewards,
tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the five
- 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 by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About”
- Submit a tip through the DPS
Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store and for Android users on Google Play.
All tips are
anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted – and tipsters will be
provided a tip number instead of using a name.
investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for
the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender 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.