Crime Stoppers offers $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest of murder suspect

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UPDATE: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 9:45 a.m.

The Wichita Falls Police Department Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 to anyone who gives information that leads to the arrest of Cody Stage.

According to authorities, Stage is wanted for the murder of Donald Best and is currently on the run after removing his ankle monitor Thursday.

Stage bonded out of the Wichita County Jail on February 9 and a warrant has been issued for his arrest for bond revocation.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Stage, you’re urged to call Crime Stoppers at (940) 322-9888.

You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest of Stage, you could earn a $1,000 reward.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Murder suspect Cody Stage is on the run after police say he cut off his ankle monitor.

Stage was arrested and charged with capital murder in the November shooting of Donald Best.

Best was found lying on the ground in the 1400 block of Taylor with several gunshot wounds. He died from the injuries at the hospital.

Stage was arrested on November 16 last year.

He bonded out of the Wichita County Jail on February 9 of this year after his bond was lowered from one million dollars to $500,000 and agreed to wear an ankle monitor and observe a curfew.

Police say Stage has an outstanding bond revocation warrant for his arrest for the charge of murder.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Cody Stage, please call Wichita Falls Police Department at 940-720-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

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