AUSTIN – A Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offender is now in custody after being captured Tuesday in Colorado. 

Dakota Marcus Stewart, 26, is considered a high-risk sex offender and was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.

Working off investigative information, members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force District of Colorado apprehended Stewart in Florissant, Colorado. The investigation was a multi-agency effort that also included Texas DPS Special Agents and members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force.

Stewart’s criminal history includes convictions in 2009 for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by exposure involving two young girls in Tarrant County. He had been wanted on failure to register as a sex offender warrants in Tarrant and Dallas counties since August of 2017. 

So far in 2018, DPS and other agencies have arrested seven Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives and sex offenders, including three gang members and two sex offenders.

The arrest of Stewart was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, and no reward will be paid.