Reward offered for Houston fugitive wanted for child trafficking

The Texas Department of Public Safety along with Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a $5,000 cash award for information leading to the capture of William James Brumfield, 20, who was named to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List.

Brumfield is wanted for trafficking of a child, compelling prostitution, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and evading arrest or detention.

Brumfield has been wanted since March 2018, when he absconded from his last known address in Houston. He is known to frequent areas on the west side of Houston, as well as areas in northeastern Fort Bend County. Brumfield also has ties to the New Orleans area.

Brumfield is six feet two inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

In 2019, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $40,500 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods:

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

Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, then clicking on the link under the photo.

Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section.)

All tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists.

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.