Durant, Okla. police arrest Texas top-10 fugitive during traffic stop

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) says they have one of their top-1o most wanted fugitives back in custody.

According to Texas DPS, the Durant (Okla.) Police Department arrested 52-year-old John Robert Havener during a traffic stop last month.

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John Robert Havener — Courtesy: Texas Department of Public Safety

Havener had been wanted since M arch 2022, when the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for his arrest for aggravated assault against a public servant with a vehicle and evading arrest with a vehicle. In April 2022, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for Havener’s arrest for a probation violation; and in June 2022, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

In 2011, according to Texas DPS, Havener was convicted of having a prohibited substance in a correctional facility and bail jumping/failure to appear.


In 2015, he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to eight years’ confinement. Havener was released on parole in 2018. In 2020, he was convicted of assault of a family/household member with previous conviction and received probation. Finally, in March 2022, Havener was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and subsequently bonded out. For more information, view his captured 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 Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far in 2022, DPS and other agencies have arrested 41 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 16 gang members and 22 sex offenders. In addition, $67,000 in rewards has been paid for tips that yielded arrests.

No cash reward will be paid out for the arrest of Havener.