One down, nine to go. The Texas Department of Public Safety announced that it has captured James Anthony Rubio, one of the state's 10 most wanted sex offenders, on Monday in Bandera as the result of a tip that paid $5,000 to the tipster. Rubio, 55, is the first on the state's list to be caught in 2013.
Rubio is considered to be a sexually violent sex offender, and was discharged from prison in April 2012 after serving 20 years for sexual assault. On September 30, he cut off the ankle monitor the state used to track him and fled a halfway house in Del Valle. When found in Bandera, he attempted to run by jumping from a window, but he was caught by officers from the Bandera County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Rubio had outstanding warrants for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Civil Commitment requirements and a federal warrant for Sex Offense. His history includes aggravated sexual assault, rape, attempted rape and terroristic threat. He sounds like a real swell guy.
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There are still more on the state's most wanted list. For more information and to assist in the capture of one of these really gross dudes, visit the TDPS Web site. And if you know the whereabouts or have information about someone on the list, text "DPS plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES) or call 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) - 24 hours a day.