BANDERA, Texas – An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a Texas 10 most wanted sex offender in Bandera.
James Anthony Rubio, 55, is considered a sexually violent sex offender who was being electronically monitored at the time of his escape.
Shortly after the tip was received, Rubio was apprehended at a residence, where he attempted to escape by jumping out of a window.
Rubio was a civilly committed sex offender who was discharged from prison in April 2012, after serving 20 years in prison for sexual assault.
On Sept. 30, 2012, he cut off his ankle bracelet monitor and fled from the Travis County Residential Center in Del Valle.
The arrest was made by the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, which includes the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Rubio had outstanding warrants for failure to register as a sex offender, failure to comply with sex offender civil commitment requirements and a federal warrant for sex offense.
His criminal history includes aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, rape, attempted rape and terroristic threat.
The anonymous tipster will receive a $5,000 reward from Texas Crime Stoppers.
Rubio is the first Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted fugitive arrested in 2013.