Northeast Tarrant

North Richland Hills sex offender put on state’s most wanted list

Mark McBride, 58, of North Richland Hills
Mark McBride, 58, of North Richland Hills Courtesy

A convicted sex offender from Northeast Tarrant County who has eluded authorities since 2011 has been added to the state’s 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Thursday.

A $3,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of Mark Timothy McBride, 58, of North Richland Hills.

McBride was convicted in 2006 of three counts of indecency with a child involving two 16-year-old girls. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and was paroled on April 22, 2011, according to prison system records.

Have you seen this man? Anyone with information should call Texas Crime Stoppers at 800-252-8477. Or text the letters DPS followed by the tip to 274637 from a cellphone. Or you may submit a Facebook tip to “Submit A Tip” under “About.”

Once free, McBride failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements and violated the terms of his parole, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The DPS news release said that McBride has ties to North Richland Hills and Fort Worth and that he previously lived in Pagosa Springs, Colo. “McBride had expressed an interest in living and working in Alaska,” the news release said.

McBride is white with thinning hair, about 5 feet 10 and weighs about 250 pounds. He may wear glasses.

Keller police said an investigation of McBride began in 2004 when a parent contacted them.

McBride owned a construction business in Keller that was adjacent to a cheerleading school. McBride befriended some of the girls and gave them drugs and money for sexual “contact,” police said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr