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$7,500 reward out to help find high-risk sex offender

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Timothy Rosales III Timothy Rosales III

TEXAS - The reward for one of "Texas’ 10 Most Wanted" has been increased as Department of Public Safety targets North Texas and the Panhandle in their search for Timothy Rosales III, who escaped Monday, Jan. 24 from a half-way house in Houston.

A $7,500 cash reward is now offered for information leading to Rosales’ arrest.

The original award was $5,000.

Rosales is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown eyes and a shaved head. Rosales has scars on his right and left arms, on his right wrist and on his back, chest and head. He has tattoos on his left shoulder, arm and leg and on his back and chest. His right arm is discolored.

Authorities are now focusing their search north of Interstate Highway 35 in Denton and Amarillo because he has family members in those cities.

Rosales, 39, is considered armed and dangerous and was originally convicted of two aggravated sexual assaults in Potter County in 1987. He is now wanted on a felony charge of violating civil commitment, and a parole violation charge. Anyone assisting the fugitive could also face charges.

  Texas Crime Stoppers offers rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the" 10 Most Wanted Fugitives." Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

•        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 tip through the DPS Web site by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.

All calls, texts or emails are anonymous. 

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