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Troopers arrest man on Texas' most wanted list in El Campo

July 15, 2013 at 2:15 a.m.
Updated Aug. 15, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.

Trinidad Sanabria

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• Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-8477.

•  Text the letters DPS - followed by your tip - to 274637 from your cellphone.

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Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a man on Texas' 10 most-wanted criminal list in El Campo on Friday.

A tipster led the troopers to an El Campo home where they found Robert Allen Kotlar, also known as Paul Wayne Conners or Murdock, according to a news release.

Kotlar, 54, of Houston, was wanted for a parole violation in a burglary of a habitation case.

Kotlar has an extensive criminal history, including charges of assault, larceny, theft of property, vehicle theft, forgery, possession of marijuana, resisting an officer and failure to identify as a fugitive or intent to give false information, according to the news release.

Troopers rewarded the tipster with $7,500.

So far in 2013, DPS and other agencies arrested 22 of Texas' most wanted fugitives and sex offenders, including eight gang members.

They've also paid $54,500 in rewards. The Governor's Criminal Justice Division funds the rewards.

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