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Featured Fugitive Reward Increased to $13,000

Published on Thu, Aug 1, 2013 (12:58 p.m.)

Featured Fugitive Reward Increased to $13,000
Civil commitment sex offender fled from a Houston facility

AUSTIN – The reward for John Michael Enard, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August. Enard removed his ankle monitor in January and fled from a Houston halfway house. He is considered a sexually violent predator and at high risk to reoffend. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Enard has family in Houston; Lafayette, Louisiana; and California. There have been reported sightings of Enard in Hammond, Arnaudville and Carencro, La.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Clovis, N.M. Anyone found to have been helping Enard avoid arrest will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He is wanted for parole violation and felony failure to comply with civil commitment requirements. His convictions include aggravated rape-sexual assault, burglary of habitation with intent to rape and burglary.

Enard is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. For more details on his escape, criminal history and additional photos, view his wanted bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=179.

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured. All calls, texts, emails and Facebook tip messages are anonymous.

Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four different ways:
• 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).

The following link, http://bit.ly/VqydsJ, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive or sex offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.

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 (http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/).

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

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