DPS makes first 'Most Wanted' arrest of 2013

January 8, 2013 2:44:54 PM PST
We're only a week into 2013 but the Texas Department of Public Safety has already made its first "Most Wanted" fugitive arrest of the year.

James Anthony Rubio, a suspect on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, was arrested Monday at a home in Bandera, Texas after an anonymous tip led authorities to his whereabouts. Officials say he allegedly tried to escape from arresting officers by jumping out of a window but he was caught.

Rubio, 55, was released from prison in April 2012 after serving a 20-year sentence for a sex assault. On September 30, he allegedly cut off his ankle bracelet monitor and fled from the Travis County Residential Center in Del Valle.

Rubio faces 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 lengthy criminal history includes aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, rape, attempted rape and terroristic threat.

Officials have yet to replace his spot on the list, but they have nine other suspects they're actively trying to arrest.

Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four 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 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/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section)
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are anonymous.
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