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Reward Increased For January’s Featured Fugitive From Duncanville

Bobby Joe Flores, Jr.

AUSTIN – The reward for Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender Bobby Joe Flores, Jr., who’s this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $6,000 for information leading to his arrest if DPS receives tips during January. Flores, 34, is wanted for continuous sexual abuse of a young child and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. All information is guaranteed to be anonymous.

Officials had wanted Flores of Duncanville since October of 2019 when the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest for continuous sexual abuse of a young child. The Duncanville Police Department also has wanted him for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.

In 2008, a court convicted Flores of child molesting/intercourse involving a one-year-old girl in Indiana. A judge sentenced him to two years in the Indiana Department of Correction. In 2010, a court convicted him of registering as a sex offender in Indiana and sentenced him to 18 months. In addition, they increased his previous sentence to six years. In 2014, Flores moved to Texas, and he was required to register as a sex offender in Duncanville, where he lived.

Flores is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds, with tattoos on his neck, chest, abdomen, arms, and left wrist. He also has scars on his left arm and wrist. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, view Flores’ wanted bulletin.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division funds, offers cash rewards to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ Ten Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. In 2021, DPS and other agencies arrested 34 Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, the most in program history. It included 12 gang members and 17 sex offenders. In addition, the DPS paid $71,500 in rewards for tips that yielded arrests.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about then clicking on the link under their picture.
  • Submit a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).

 All tips are anonymous — regardless of how they are submitted — tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders lists. You can find the current lists, with photos, on the DPS website.

Please do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.