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Texas 10 most wanted sex offender arrested in Bryan


Last updated 3/10/2014 at Noon

Sammy Lee Nickerson, 52, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Thursday in Bryan. Nickerson’s criminal history includes aggravated sexual assault of a child and burglary, and he was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and parole violation.

Tip information led Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division agents to a Bryan apartment complex where Nickerson was located and arrested without incident. Since the arrest was the result of a tip, a reward up to $5,000 will be paid. For more information, see the captured bulletin at:

Nickerson’s apprehension is the fifth arrest so far in 2014 for the Texas 10 Most Wanted program. In 2013, DPS and other agencies arrested an all-time record of 32 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders. 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.

There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:

  • 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 at by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.

DPS 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 at

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


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