Reminder: Reward Increased to $10,000 for Featured Fugitive

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Staff Writer

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Carlos Rafael Benitez, 31, is increased to $10,000 for a tip that comes in during the month of September if the information leads to his capture. Benitez is a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and September’s featured fugitive. Benitez is wanted for failing to appear in court on charges of aggravated assault of a public servant and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Benitez is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has a tattoo of “BENITEZ” on his back. He has an employment history working in the tire service business. Benitez has ties to Amarillo — the last known area he was living — as well as to Donley County, Texas, and Tijuana, Mexico. For more information or updates, see his wanted bulletin.
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