The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a reminder Tuesday that the reward for one of the state’s 10 most wanted sex offenders has been increased to $8,000. Robert Chrismon, 53, February’s featured fugitive, is wanted for parole violation and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
Chrismon has ties to San Antonio and has been known to work as a general laborer. His criminal history includes aggravated rape, aggravated assault, kidnapping and escape.
In 1981, Chrismon was sentenced to 55 years for the kidnapping and aggravated rape of a San Antonio teenage girl. He received an additional 10 years for the attempted stabbing of a Corpus Christi police officer during an arrest.
His last known address is 1711 Viewridge in San Antonio.
According to DPS, in 1986, Chrismon and three other jail inmates escaped from a Texas Department of Corrections prison after overpowering a guard and fled on horseback. He was caught a short time later and received an additional five years to his prison term for the escape.
He was paroled on July 27, 2012, and fled shortly afterwards from the San Antonio area. A parole warrant for his arrest was issued on Sept. 9, 2012, by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and a warrant for failure to comply with sex offender registration was issued by Bexar County on Oct. 1, 2012.
Chrismon is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and approximately 180 pounds. He has a scorpion tattoo on his right arm, a scar on his chest and additional scars on both wrists.
Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10
Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, there are five different ways to provide anonymous tips that include calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-252-8477; texting the letters “DPS”– followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cellphone; submitting a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about and then clicking on the link under their picture; submitting a Facebook tip at facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section); and submitting a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone at itunes.apple.com/us/app/texas-dps/id902092368?mt=8 and Android users at play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microassist.texasdps&hl=en.
DPS says all tips are guaranteed to be anonymous, regardless of the way they are reported.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives, as they are considered armed and dangerous.