The Texas Department of Public Safety has added two sex offenders to the Texas 10 Most Wanted lists.
One man, 49-year-old James Mark Bishops, was a former deputy with the Texas County Sheriff’s Office. Bishops was arrested in 2005 for allegations of sexual exploitation of a child. He was then arrested again in 2020, after he moved to Tulia, for the alleged continuous sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.
Bishop is 6 feet 1 inch in height and Texas DPS said he is trained in martial arts. Bishop may also use false identification.
Phillip Mark Ward, 59, has been wanted since March for a parole violation and for failure to register as a sex offender.
"In 1992, Ward was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child following incidents involving an 8-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy," said Texas DPS.
Ward is 5 feet 10 inches tall in height and has a tattoo on his chest.
To be eligible for cash rewards Texas DPS said tipsters can use one of the following three methods:
- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- Submit a web tip through the DPS website [dps.texas.gov] by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.
- Submit a Facebook tip [m.facebook.com] by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).