NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The latest addition to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list is a man who could be in the North Texas-area.
Norris Wayne Smith is wanted for attempted capital murder. According to authorities, on August 6, Smith and two other people robbed a person at gunpoint in Waco. During the course of the crime the person was shot.
While Smith’s wife and children live in Waco he also has an ex-girlfriend and children in Dallas.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesman Ton Vinger said Smith has a long criminal history.
“He’s been in and out of prison since 1994, for a variety of violent crimes — many of them associated with using a gun,” he explained. “And even in prison he wasn’t exactly a model prisoner.”
If Smith is seeking work it might be in the construction, carpentry, brick laying, pipe fitting or welding fields.
The 39-year-old fugitive has several identifying marks, including – scars on his forehead and left cheek, a scar on his right leg from a gunshot wound and a discolored birthmark on his neck. He also has several tattoos including the letters “SMS” on his neck, the name “Pam”, with a red star and other symbols, on his right arm, and a baboon over a snake and continental Africa on his left arm.
Texas Crime Stoppers and the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office are offering a reward to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest.
Vinger stressed that if Smith is spotted citizens should not try to take personal action. “We do want to emphasize he is dangerous. He has a history of using firearms. Do not try to apprehend him yourself. Simply call the Crime Stoppers number and you will be eligible for a $7,500 reward.”
Anyone with information about Smith, or other 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, should call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 252-TIPS (8477), text the letters “D-P-S”, followed by your tip, to 274637 (CRIMES), or click here to submit a web tip through the DPS website.