Sex offender on the loose after removing tracking device

Billy Twayne Gibson escaped from a Dallas halfway house and reportedly removed his ankle tracking device

August 28, 2010 5:05:02 PM PDT
Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety were searching for a registered sex offender who left a halfway house and cut off a 24-hour tracking device he is required to wear.

Early Saturday, Billy Twayne Gibson, 33, fled from the Wayback House in the 800 block of North Stemmons Freeway in Dallas.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant for failure to comply with civil commitment requirements, a third-degree felony.

The DPS described Gibson as 6-3, weighing 250 pounds with tattoos on both arms. He was considered armed and dangerous. He has a criminal history involving aggravated sexual assault, aggravated robbery, unlawful carrying of a weapon and compelling prostitution by force or threat.