Dallas Most Wanted: Assault Suspect Edition

Christopher Prieto | Image by Dallas Police Department
Christopher Prieto | Image by Dallas Police Department

Curious about the criminal activity happening around you? In the newest feature from The Dallas Express, we shine a light on the metroplex’s most wanted offenders.

For our inaugural installment, DX has collected a list of 10 individuals wanted by the Dallas Police Department, including several who are suspected of committing violent assaults.

Between March 13 and May 22, DPD posted wanted posters of 10 different suspects on social media as part of the nationwide #WantedWednesday initiative. Five of these offenders — 50% — were wanted for assault, often alongside other charges.

Here is a rundown of each alleged perpetrator and their offenses.


Christopher Prieto, 27, is accused of assaulting a person in the 3000 block of Storey Lane (Dallas City Council District 6) on March 13. He is not only wanted for assault — family violence, but also for violation of a protective order, unlawful restraint, and interference with an emergency call.


Daniel Sanchez, 22, is wanted in connection with the assault of a female victim in the 100 block of Belt Line Road (District 8) on January 2.


Delvon Sterling, 28, is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an offense committed in the 8000 block of Southwestern Boulevard (District 9) on March 20, 2023.

Berenice Martinez, 35, is also wanted in connection to an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 1700 block of Fort Worth Avenue (District 6) on November 28, 2023.


Henry Larry, 24, is wanted on multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, and aggravated robbery. According to DPD, these offenses were committed in 2016, 2017, and 2023.

Although DPD has worked to make headway in reducing violent crime through Police Chief Eddie Garcia’s Violent Crime Reduction Plan, one component of which is allocating patrol resources to crime hotspots, Dallas police are still up against an overall high crime rate in certain parts of the city.

For instance, assault offenses reported in council districts 2, 7, 12, and 14 were up year over year as of May 22, according to the City’s crime analytics dashboard. The largest spikes were in council members Cara Mendelsohn’s District 12 (27.3%) and Paul Ridley’s District 14 (11.1%).

The latter is part of Downtown Dallas, which, as the comparative analyses from the Metroplex Civic & Business Association (MCBA) routinely show, logs considerably more crime than the downtown area of Fort Worth, which is patrolled by a specialized police unit and private security guards.

Standing in the way of DPD curbing the prevalence of violent crime is a substantial police officer shortage, with just 3,000 officers fielded even though a City report called for 4,000. However, City leaders opted to allocate far fewer tax dollars to DPD this fiscal year — $654 million — than their counterparts in other high-crime cities across the country.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of a suspect appearing on the DPD Wanted List is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477). These individuals may be dangerous and should not be approached or confronted.

Don’t live in Dallas? Don’t worry. In this new series, The Dallas Express will cover most wanted offenders all across North Texas.

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