Reward offered for fugitive sex offender with Houston ties

Nicholas Vonwayne Prejean, 24, a suspected Crips gang member, is identified by the Texas Departmentof Public Safety as a 'high risk' sex offender.

February 22, 2013 12:51:20 PM PST
A new name has been added to the state's list of the 10 most wanted sex offenders.

Nicholas Vonwayne Prejean, 24, a suspected Crips gang member, is identified by the Texas Departmentof Public Safety as a 'high risk' sex offender.

Prejean's was convicted in 2006 for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl and sentenced to two years prison. He's wanted felony failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation.

Prejean is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 172 pounds. He has numerous tattoos located on his back, chest, neck and both arms.

Prejean was born in Beaumont, but has relatives living in the Houston area. He's worked as an electrician assistant.

There are four different ways to provide anonymous tips:

  • 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).

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