December 1, 2016
Media and Communications Office
to $8,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender From Waco
AUSTIN – The reward for Monroe
Hernandez, 50, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured
fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture
if the tip comes in during the month of December. In addition, Waco Crime Stoppers
is offering a reward for Hernandez’s arrest. Hernandez is wanted for parole
violation and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Hernandez’s last known
address was in Waco, and he has ties to the area. In 1993, Hernandez was
convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in McLennan County. He has been wanted
since September 2014. For more information and updates in the event of his
arrest, see his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=338.
Hernandez is 5 feet 5 inches
tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has tattoos on his chest, left
hand and both legs; and may be using an alias.
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, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of
the five following methods:
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters
will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
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 http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend
these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.