Texas DPS increases reward for top-10 most wanted sex offender

Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) has announced they have increased the reward for a fugitive on their top-10 most wanted sex offender list.

Texas DPS has increased the reward for Marco Antonio Toscano to $4,000. Information leading to the capture of the 34-year-old during the month of September will be anonymous. Toscano is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and a parole violation.

Toscano has been wanted since Sept. 2018 when he absconded from his last known address in El Paso. The felon has ties to the San Angelo area along with Southern California.

In 2006, Toscano was convicted in Tom Green County of indecency with a child-sexual contact after an incident with a nine-year-old girl. In 2015, Toscano was convicted in Edwards County of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Authorities describe Toscano as 5-6 and approximately 195 pounds with tattoos on his abdomen, back, neck, left ear, left hand and both arms.

An offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured monthly in hopes that a higher reward from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate more tips. The higher reward will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured. So far in 2020, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $20,000 in rewards for anonymous tips that have led to arrests.

Here is how tips can be submitted:

  • 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 the photo.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

Toscano is considered armed and dangerous; do not attempt to apprehend.