The Most Wanted Man in Texas has a $50,000 Reward for His Arrest
Being on the run from police does not seem like fun to me. Constantly ducking every time you hear a siren. Wondering if that acquaintance who's hiding you will turn you in for the reward money. Not being able to get out and enjoy some time with friends in a public setting. Yeah, I would not want any of that. I'm not saying that's what these remaining wanted fugitives are having to do but they are having to hide from Texas law enforcement so they don't go to, or back to, jail including a man with Lufkin, Texas ties.
These fugitives are wanted by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The charges range from parole violations, to murder, to failure to register as a sex offender and other offenses. These individuals hail from all corners of the state. Awards for the arrest of these individuals range from $1,000 to $7,500.
(Update May 3, 2023 7:57 a.m.) Francisco Oropesa Has Been Captured
Tuesday night, May 2, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Border Patrol were on scene at a residence in Cut and Shoot, Texas and arrested Francisco Oropesa (KETK). He was found hiding in a closet buried underneath some clothes. He was taken to Montgomery County Jail and will be moved to San Jacinto County Jail where he will be held on a $5 million bond.
Man with East Texas Ties Still on the Run
Troy James Allison was born in Houston and has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for assault in 1973 and indecency with a child in 1976. In 1977, Allison was convicted in Harris County of aggravated rape following an incident with a 22-year old female. He subsequently received a 75-year sentence in prison. Allison was paroled from TDCJ prison in 2003 and has been on the run from authorities since 2004. He was last seen in the Lufkin area and has family in the Houston and Conroe areas. Allison is currently wanted by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for Parole Violation and by the Lufkin Police Department for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Allison has past employment as a pipe fitter, welder, and meat cutter.
These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.
How can you help law enforcement in the capture of other individuals on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive List?
Very simple, if you have any information, contact the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). You can also submit any information through the Texas 10 Most Wanted WEBSITE, Texas 10 Most Wanted FACEBOOK PAGE or the Texas DPS mobile app (Android, iPhone). Your information will remain anonymous. If your information leads to the arrest of any of these fugitives, you could be eligible for the reward.
As of this writing (Tuesday, May 2), four of the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list have been captured as has one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders. The remaining of each Top 10 list is below along with 29 other fugitives and their reward amounts: