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Edgar Corona Fugitives

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two fugitives to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Lists. Matthew Edgar is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List, and Sergio Corona is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Edgar’s arrest, and up to $3,000 for information leading to Corona’s arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

 Matthew Hoy Edgar, 26, of Hemphill, has been wanted since January 2022, when the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office issued a murder warrant for his arrest after he absconded from his trial.

 Edgar was originally arrested for murder in 2020, and at the beginning of 2022, attended the initial days of his murder trial before absconding on January 26. He was convicted in absentia and sentenced to 99-years of confinement.

 Edgar is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He has ties to Sabine County, Texas. 

 Sergio Corona, 56, of Coldspring, has been wanted since July 2021, when the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. In December 2021, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida issued a warrant for his arrest for a probation violation.

In 1989, Corona was convicted of indecent exposure and sentenced to six months of probation in Texas. In 2002, he was convicted in Florida of sexual battery of a victim under 12. After serving time in prison, he was also sentenced to 10 years of probation. In 2016, he relocated back to Texas.

Corona is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. In addition to Coldspring, he has ties to Florida and Tennessee. 

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 Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far in 2022, DPS and other agencies have arrested 52 people off the lists, including 19 gang members and 28 sex offenders. In addition, $77,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that yielded arrests.

 To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using 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 (https://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/MostWanted) by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.

•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 Fugitives and Sex Offenders Lists. You can find the current lists — with photos — on the DPS website.

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

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