A high-risk sex offender on the Texas Ten Most Wanted list was caught Tuesday in Teller County, deputies said.
Dakota Marcus Stewart, 26, was found in a rural area of Florissant by Teller County sheriff's deputies and U.S. Marshals early in the morning. The sheriff's office says they got a tip that the Marshals Service were acting on a lead they got saying Stewart may be in their county.
He was reportedly found in the Florissant Heights subdivision living at a campsite. He's wanted by law enforcement in Texas for two counts of failing to register as a sex offender and one count of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, the sheriff's office said.
There was a $500,000 reward posted for his arrest. The arrest was not thanks to a tip - so the reward will not be paid, the sheriff's office said.
In 2009, Stewart was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by exposure after incidents involving two young girls under 12 in 2009, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety and Sex Offender Registry.
Stewart was wanted since August 2017.
He's also facing charges on new crimes, including attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation and failure to register as a sex offender in Colorado, according to the Teller County Sheriff's Office. All new charges are felonies.
He's being held without bond until a hearing in front of a judge - no word on when that will be.