by Elizabeth Ruiz
The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of one of Texas' 10 most wanted sex offenders who has family in San Antonio.
Thirty-six-year-old Juan Jose Villa currently is wanted for indecency with a child by sexual contact, deadly conduct and failure to register as a sex offender.
DPS Trooper Noe Fernandez says Villa has been on the lam since 2008 and he's been working as an auto mechanic, tire repairman and floor buffer.
His criminal history in Texas and Wisconsin includes indecency with a child by exposure, deadly conduct, theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest.
Fernandez says Villa is 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs about 240 pounds.
"He has multiple scars, including on the insides of both wrists and over his left eyebrow. He also has burn scars on his chest, both shoulders and entire back," said Fernandez.
Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). You can also text the letters DPS, followed by your tip, to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone or submit a tip on the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
You can also submit a facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section.