Authorities are offering an increased reward of $15,000 this month only for information leading to the capture of a Texas Syndicate gang member and sex offender with ties to Tarrant County.
Santos Francisco Sanchez, 46, is wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender, according to press release by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Sanchez was sentenced for five years in prison in 1996 on a conviction of attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child out of Tarrant County. According to court records, Sanchez had thrown a 12-year-old girl onto a bed in a failed attempt to sexually assault her.
The release states Sanchez was to have reported to a halfway house after his release from prison in 2003 but never registered with the La Villa Police Department in Hildago County.
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His last known address was in the Tarrant County area, where he also has families ties and is known to have worked as a carpenter, the release states.
Sanchez is described as 5-foot-10-inches tall and was last known to weigh about 205 pounds. He has tattoos including a dragon, skulls, and devils on his left forearm, a heart on his upper left arm, a peacock on his upper right arm and a heart and rose on his right forearm.
Anyone with information about Sanchez’s whereabouts can provide anonymous tips through the following resources: by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), by texting the letters DPS — followed by your tip — to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cellphone, submitting a web tip on the Texas Department of Public Safety website, or submitting a Facebook tip.