UPDATE: DPS Search For High Risk Fugitive

A high risk sex offender is on the loose and authorities need your help.

The Department of Public Safety says 39-year-old Timothy Rosales Jr. escaped a Houston halfway house Monday night.

Rosales is 5' 7" tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown eyes and numerous tattoos, including a rose tattoo on the inside of his left arm

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Officials say he has family in the Denton area.

He was convicted of two aggravated sexual assaults in 1987 and is now wanted on felony civil commitment and parole violation charges.

Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 award to anyone who provides information leading to Rosales arrest.

Here's how to provide anonymous tips in three different ways:

- Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
- Text the letters DPS—followed by your tip—to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone. 
- Submit a tip through the DPS Website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then click on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.