Man on Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list last seen in Houston

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

A man featured on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list was last seen in Houston, and officials are offering thousands of dollars for his capture.

Robert Houston Hayes, 56, is wanted for armed robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, parole violation and probation violation. Authorities say he was released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's South Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility in Houston on October 23. He was supposed to check into an El Paso halfway house the next day, but he never made it. An ankle monitor last tracked his location to Junction, Texas.

Now authorities are offering a reward up to $7,500 for information leading to his whereabouts.

Hayes has ties to the Amarillo and Albuquerque, N.M., areas and visited Las Vegas, Nev., during the last year.

In 1998, Hayes was convicted of sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Nebraska.

Hayes is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. Hayes has multiple tattoos, including a bicycle/unicorn on his back; dove on his chest; spider web on left hand; and "Robert Hayes" signature on left leg. He also has a scar on his forehead and may wear glasses.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five 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 by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).

Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: ( and for Android users on Google Play: (

All tips are anonymous - regardless of how they are submitted.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists - with photos - on the DPS website at

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.