When felons are on the lam, fail to appear in court or surrender to authorities, they become fugitives from justice and find themselves on the local Most Wanted list.

The latest list of Memphis and Shelby County fugitives — issued this past week — includes eight men and two women. The 10 individuals are wanted for crimes that range from rape of a child to attempted murder and elder abuse and neglect.

Most fugitives usually hide out somewhere in the community.

Running fugitives to ground is an important part of what CrimeStoppers does to help keep the community safer thanks to people who contact our tips line, 528-CASH (2274).

We keep track of all fugitives — as well as those who have been arrested — on our website, and we profile individual fugitives on our Facebook page.

The CrimeStoppers Awards committee this month paid cash to a dozen citizens who helped authorities find and arrest 13 felons who were hiding out and fleeing the law.