It wasn't that long ago that we asked you to be on the lookout for this guy in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The good news is, this one has been captured this month.

His name is Kenneth Wayne Dove, Jr., and he has been a DPS fugitive since November of 2022. The reward offered was $5000, but in this case, no Crime Stoppers reward will be paid.

Kenneth Wayne Dove Jr., also known as Kenneth Dabb, Kenneth Najera Wayne Dove Jr., Kenneth Waynes Dove, Kenny Dove, Kenny Wayne Dove, Kenneth Najera, Kenneth Najeda, Kenny Najera, Kenneth Wayne Najera Jr., Kenneth Waynes was identified as one of Texas's 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders. Dove was apprehended on February 2, 2024, in El Paso, Texas by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, along with DPS Special Agents. Utilizing investigative leads, Dove was successfully located and detained.

Kenneth Wayne Dove, Jr - TXDPS
Kenneth Wayne Dove, Jr - TXDPS

The El Paso Police Department (EPPD) Sex Offender Registry Team played a crucial role in this multi-agency effort. In 2009, Dove was convicted on three counts of Delivery of Marijuana and received a concurrent six-month sentence for each offense. Subsequently, in 2016, he was convicted of two counts of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact, stemming from incidents involving a five-year-old boy, resulting in concurrent five-year sentences in TDCJ. Dove had been sought since November 2022, when EPPD issued multiple warrants for his arrest for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.

Further warrants were issued by El Paso County since January 2023 for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements and Evading Arrest/Detention. Dove's arrest did not result from tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, no reward will be provided in this case.

Kenneth Wayne Dove, Jr 2 - TXDPS
Kenneth Wayne Dove, Jr 2 - TXDPS

Crime Stoppers Pays

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • Call the Texas State Crime Stoppers tipline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, then click the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

Tips are always anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, tipsters are provided a number instead of using their name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists.


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

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