Reward Offered For Information On Escaped Texas Sex Offender

(KRLD/CBSDFW.COM) – The Department of Public Safety is warning residents in North Texas about a dangerous criminal who escaped from a Houston halfway house Monday night.

Timothy Rosales Jr., 39, was convicted and serving out a sentence for separate assaults. “He has family in the Denton area and was originally convicted of two aggravated sexual assaults in Potter County, in the Amarillo area, in 1987,” Department of Public Safety official Tela Mange told KRLD NewRadio 1080.

Rosales apparently removed his ankle bracelet and fled the Reid Facility, where he was under electronic monitoring.

Mange also believes Rosales has found a way to arm himself. “He’s a high-risk sex offender,” she said. “He’s considered armed and dangerous and we need to get him back in custody as soon as possible.”

Rosales is Hispanic, stands 5’7” tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown eyes, a shaved head, tattoos on his left shoulder, arm and leg and on his back and chest, and a goatee. Anyone with information about his whereabouts or has seen him is asked to call local police immediately.

DPS is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Rosales. Anyone with information can call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 252-TIPS (8477), text the letters DPS, followed by your tip, to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone or submit a tip through the DPS website by clicking on the Texas 10 Most Wanted, selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.

All calls, texts and e-mails are anonymous.


One Comment

  1. Keith T. says:

    Why was a dangerous sex offender in a half way house in the 1st place????

    1. lilly1215 says:

      Because the state of texas would rather lock up a theif for 20 years then a sex offender..the laws need to change..because it has been provern over and over again that a sex offender can not or will not change..but a theif can change..

    2. John P says:

      That would seem to be a very reasonable question.

  2. bc45 says:

    5’7″ Hispanic with a goatee and tattoos…. that really narrows it down in North Texas. How about a picture?

    1. Kent says:

      bc45, we posted a picture of Rosales at the top of the story when we published it.

  3. jaz says:

    Funny how a theif can break into a car, home or office (this without hurting anyone) and they lock them up for ever, but a person can steal a child (s) soul by doing the unthinkable and they let him/her out and put them in a half way house or worse, just turn em lose.

    1. aggie says:

      Just an FYI, his victims were women in their 30’s, not children in the sense you mean, but still some ones children.

      1. Jess Lindsey says:

        victims are victims no matter what their age may be.

  4. ilvrw says:

    Why can’t we put a micro chip in them like we do our dogs? Seems like more and more criminals are able to get out of the ankle braclets these days.

  5. Me says:

    hhmm it is thief not theif….

  6. DM4545 says:

    Can we get a discription of the tattoos?

  7. EG says:

    You tell me what’s wrong with the system. I was at a hearing in the Texas courts where this Judge gave a six month probation to a sex offender and a drug offender, but threw the book at a man that never had a crime history for robbery. That same judge let one of the most wanted drug lords out of jail, too. This judge was also charged with DWI. Later all charges were dropped and he is still behind judging people.

  8. Me says:

    Find him shoot him and send whats left back to Mexico to fertilize the crops like s@###t does

  9. Me too says:

    “Find him shoot him and send whats left back to Mexico to fertilize the crops like s@###t does”

  10. klr2010 says:

    Lilly – I totally agree with your comments! A person can do more time for stealing than harming a child, woman or other individual in a henious way, no less! Incredible!

  11. coco says:

    HMM why was he at a halfway house again????

  12. imatxn says:

    Why was he let into this country in the first place.

    1. aggie says:

      Where does it say he is from another country? I know a lot of hispanics that were born in the USA.

  13. Mr Black says:

    A dangerous criminal in a halfway house? Where he can walk to the cornerstore or down the street to the domino game at will? What’s wrong with this picture?

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