The Department of Public Safety is upping by 50 percent the reward for helping to find the sex offender who escaped from a Houston halfway house.
Information on Timothy Rosales will now be worth $7,500. DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange says investigators are concentrating on the Denton and Amarillo areas, where Rosales has family ties.
He broke off his monitoring bracelet and left the Ben Reid halfway house earlier this week. As we've noted before, the company that runs the halfway house and other private facilities, GEO, has a history of abuse and bad conditions that haven't kept it from continuing to get government contracts.
"Rosales, 39, is considered armed and dangerous and was originally convicted of two aggravated sexual assaults in Potter County in 1987," DPS says. "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."
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Here's his poster as one of the state's Most Wanted Fugitives.