One of Texas’ 10 most wanted fugitives apprehended in Missouri

A fugitive on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitive list has been apprehended in Missouri. 56-year old Robert Houston Hayes was arrested on Feb. 25. Hayes is a violent sex offender with an extensive criminal history who was wanted for parole violation.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office located Hayes Feb. 25 at a rural residence in Harrisonville, Missouri, and arrested him. He had been a fugitive since Oct. 23, 2015, when he didn’t report to a halfway house in El Paso after his release from a Houston facility. While traveling to El Paso, Hayes removed the ankle monitor he was required to wear and fled.

In 1998, Hayes was convicted of sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Nebraska and was sentenced to three years in prison. He also was wanted in New Mexico for failure to appear and probation violation.

To date, in 2016, DPS and other agencies have arrested three Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including two sex offenders and two gang members.

Since Hayes’ arrest was not the result of a Crime Stoppers tip, no reward will be paid.