Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Fugitive
AUSTIN, September 16. 2015 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Roy Edward Arevalo Jr., 19, has increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes during the month of September. Arevalo, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive with gang ties and this month’s featured fugitive, is wanted for engaging in organized criminal activity. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Arevalo is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 210 pounds. He has multiples tattoos, including two angels on his abdomen; “Texas A&M” and “Texas” on his right arm; three women, clown faces and “Arevalo” on his chest; and others on his left arm and left leg. Arevalo may be known by his nicknames, “RJ,”“Youngster” or “Junior.”
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.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five different ways to provide anonymous tips:
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.