Conexión Del Río/Staff Report

AUSTIN – Roy Lee Bosier, 55, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, was captured on June 23, 2016 in Houston. Bosier, a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for parole violation and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. The arrest was the result of tip information, and a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.

Working off tip information, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, assisted by the Houston Metro Police Department, located and arrested Bosier without incident in north Houston, his last known address was also in Houston.

Bosier’s criminal history included a 1979 conviction for the rape of a 17-year-old girl and a 1987 conviction for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Bosier was paroled from prison in December 2012; and in June 2015, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a warrant for Bosier’s arrest for parole violation.

According to Texas DPS records, his 1979 conviction stems from an incident when he and two accomplices sexually assaulted a 17-year-old female in a secluded area near Calvert, Texas, in Robertson County.

In 1987, Bosier was convicted of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in Harris County, after he struck his victim in the head with a pipe and stole the victim’s personal property. He was sentenced to 99 years in TDCJ prison.  He was paroled in December 2012.

On June 10, 2015, a parole warrant for Bosier's arrest was issued by the TDCJ. On December 23, 2015, Harris County issued a warrant for fail to comply as a sex offender.

So far in 2016, DPS and other agencies have arrested eight Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives and sex offenders, including five sex offenders and three gang members, and $15,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods: Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477); text “DPS” followed by your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone; submit a web tip through the DPS website; submit a Facebook tip at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted, or submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App.

All tips are anonymous, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.

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