The Texas Department of Public Safety has 28 yr old Randy Jay Hofstetter as a most wanted sex offender and is offering up to $5000 for details that lead to his capture. He is wanted for violation of not registering as a sex offender, probation and parole violations. Here are the details to look for when identifying Hofstetter:

Hofstetter is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, including a biohazard emblem on the right side of his chest; a portrait of a little girl on the left side of his chest; and “In Loving Memory Paw Paw” on his arm. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at:


Hofstetter was convicted of 3 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child (an 8 yr old girl).  He received 10 yrs probation and has to register as a sex offender for life. While on probation he was also arrested for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance for which he received a 5 yr sentence, he was paroled after 2 yrs 8 months. He is now wanted on the parole and probation violations as well as failure to register as a sex offender.

Hofstetter has ties to Fort Worth, Arlington, Keller, Hurst, and Sulphur Springs, Texas. He has been known to seek employment through temporary staffing agencies.

Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in locating Hofstetter's whereabouts:

To be eligible for the cash rewards, 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.


Do Not approach Hofstetter yourself, he is considered armed and dangerous. Please contact authorities in one of the above mentioned ways or via