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Top-Robert Barrera Jr.; Bottom: Rene Morales Munoz Top-Robert Barrera Jr.; Bottom: Rene Morales Munoz

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AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - State authorities are intensifying efforts to locate an Austin man who has been on the run from police since 2005—and has been on the Texas Ten Most Wanted list since 2006. DPS has increased the reward offered for information leading to his arrest to $5,000.

Robert Barrera Jr., 28, eluded capture in 2005 when the Austin Police Department attempted to arrest Barrera for a parole violation. He fled from police while wearing a monitoring bracelet on his ankle; the bracelet was no longer working shortly after that.

Barrera's criminal history includes convictions for burglary of a habitation, criminal trespass, theft, false statement to obtain credit and failure to identify: fugitive from justice. He was released from prison in 2004

Barrera also goes by the names Raymond Labis, Guzman Escobar and Raymond Larvis. He has tattoos on his left hand, right hand, right arm, chest and back.

To find out more about Barrera, please see his DPS Most Wanted poster:  http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/topTenFugitives.htm#;view=Details/fugitive=6

 


 

Authorities are seeking a San Antonio man who has been on the run from police for the past four years, and the DPS has increased the reward offered for information leading to his arrest to $10,000.

Rene Morales Munoz, 43, is a member of the Texas Mexican Mafia gang. The Mexican Mafia, also known as Mexikanemi, is a criminal gang whose members actively engage in criminal activity, including homicide, aggravated assault, extortion, home invasions, and smuggling/trafficking.

Munoz has an extensive criminal history and often engaged in fighting while in custody. He has been convicted of possession of cocaine three times. His third conviction led to a 13-year sentence. He was released under mandatory supervision to a halfway house in San Antonio in 2005.

Shortly after that, he was arrested for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and then released on his own recognizance. Munoz later absconded from the halfway house and committed a murder in Frio County. He has been on the run ever since, and was added to the Top 10 Most Wanted list in 2007.

Munoz also goes by the nicknames Red, Colorado and Rene. He has the following tattoos on his body:  a skull with hat and the word "MUNOZ" on his upper right arm; Freddie Kruger and El Red on his upper left arm; female figure on the right side of his chest; a face on the left side of his chest; theatre faces inside his right leg and a coyote on his left shoulder.

To find out more about Munoz, please see his DPS Most Wanted poster:  http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/topTenFugitives.htm#;view=Details/fugitive=2

Texas Crime Stoppers offers rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. Anyone with information can 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 clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.

All calls, texts or emails are anonymous.

For more information on specific fugitives or the crimes they are accused of, please contact the local police agency in the area where the fugitive was last seen.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives to be featured on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. You can find the current list—with photos—on the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/. The list is updated as needed.

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