Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offender arrested in Teller County

Dakota Stewart. Photo courtesy U.S. Marshals Service

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A Texas "10 Most Wanted" sex offender was arrested in Teller County Tuesday morning.

The Teller County Sheriff's Office alongside U.S. Marshals arrested 26-year-old Dakota Stewart in a rural area of Florissant. Stewart was hiding out in the Florissant Heights subdivision living off the grid at a campsite.

In 2009, Stewart was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by exposure after incidents in Tarrant County involving two young girls. Stewart had been wanted since August 2017.

Stewart was wanted for two counts of failing to register as a sex offender and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. He was classified as armed and dangerous at the time of his arrest.

Stewart is now facing charges of attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation and failure to register as a sex offender in Colorado. He is being held without bond.