5K reward offered for Austin man

POSTED: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

State authorities are intensifying efforts to locate an Austin man who has been on the run from police since 2005—and has been on the Texas Ten Most Wanted list since 2006. DPS has increased the reward offered for information leading to his arrest to $5,000.

Robert Barrera Jr., 28, eluded capture in 2005 when the Austin Police Department attempted to arrest Barrera for a parole violation. He fled from police while wearing a monitoring bracelet on his ankle; the bracelet was no longer working shortly after that.

Barrera’s criminal history includes convictions for burglary of a habitation, criminal trespass, theft, false statement to obtain credit and failure to identify: fugitive from justice. He was released from prison in 2004.

Barrera also goes by the names Raymond Labis, Guzman Escobar and Raymond Larvis. He has tattoos on his left hand, right hand, right arm, chest and back.

To find out more about Barrera, please see his DPS Most Wanted poster: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/topTenFugitives.htm#;view=Details/fu...

Texas Crime Stoppers offers rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in three 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 tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.

All calls, texts or emails are anonymous.

For more information on specific fugitives or the crimes they are accused of, please contact the local police agency in the area where the fugitive was last seen.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives to be featured on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. You can find the current list—with photos—on the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/. The list is updated as needed.

From Texas DPS

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