'High-risk' sex offender escapes from Houston halfway house

'High-risk' sex offender escapes from Houston halfway house

Credit: DPS

Timothy Rosales

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 25 at 5:39 PM

HOUSTON – A search was under way Monday for a high-risk sex offender who escaped from a Houston halfway house, Texas Department of Safety officials said. 

Timothy Rosales, 39, disappeared from the Reid Facility on Beaumont Highway around 6:15 p.m. Monday, investigators said. He cut off his electronic monitoring device.

Rosales is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown eyes, a shaved head and numerous tattoos, including a rose tattoo on the inside of his left arm. Rosales has scars on both arms, his head, chest and back and his right arm is discolored.

Rosales, who has family in the Denton area, should be considered armed and dangerous, DPS officials said.  He was originally convicted of two aggravated sexual assaults in Potter County in 1987, and now he is wanted on felony civil commitment and parole violation charges.

The DPS added Rosales to its 10 Most Wanted List on Tuesday. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).   You can also text your tip to DPS at 274637 or CRIMES.

All tips will remain anonymous.

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