(from The Houston Chronicle)
The reward has increased to $10,000 for information leading to the capture of a 27-year-old convicted murderer in Texas.
Jose Fernando Bustos-Diaz is among Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives .
He escaped from the Briscoe prison in 2010.
Bustos-Diaz was serving 35 years for a 2005 murder he committed while working as a ranch hand in Harris County. He pleaded guilty to the case in 2006.
According to the arrest bulletin, Bustos-Diaz is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 195 pounds. He has birthmarks on his chest and acne scaring on his face.
Bustos-Diaz also has multiple tattoos, including a heart with a cross on the webbing of his left hand; the name “Vanessa” with one dot on the inside of his left wrist; and the name “Lizeth” on the inside of his right wrist.
Texas Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to anyone who gives information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
All tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:
• 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).
• Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8) and for Android users on Google Play: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en).
Officials urge the public not to apprehend these fugitives, as they are considered armed and dangerous.