AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – A violent sex offender with an extensive criminal history, Robert Houston Hayes, 56, was captured on Feb. 25 in Missouri.
The Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, was wanted for parole violation. The arrest was not the result of a Crime Stoppers tip so no one will receive an award.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office located Hayes at a rural residence in Harrisonville, Mo., and he was arrested. Hayes was a fugitive since Oct. 23, 2015, when he failed to arrive at a halfway house in El Paso after his release from a facility in Houston. While traveling to El Paso, Hayes removed the ankle monitor he was required to wear and absconded.
In 1998, Hayes was convicted of sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Nebraska and was sentenced to three years in prison. He also was wanted in New Mexico for failure to appear and probation violation.
So far in 2016, DPS and other agencies have arrested three Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including two sex offenders and two gang members.
Tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods to receive a reward:
♦ Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
♦ Text the letters DPS – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
♦ Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
♦ Submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwantedby clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
♦ Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the ♦ Apple App Store, and for Android users on Google Play
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters are provided a tip number instead of using a name.
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