AUSTIN – The reward for John Michael Enard, 59, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August. Enard removed his ankle monitor in January and fled from a Houston halfway house. He is considered a sexually violent predator and at high risk to reoffend. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Enard has family in Houston; Lafayette, Louisiana; and California. There have been reported sightings of Enard in Hammond, Arnaudville and Carencro, La.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Clovis, N.M. Anyone found to have been helping Enard avoid arrest will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He is wanted for parole violation and felony failure to comply with civil commitment requirements. His convictions include aggravated rape-sexual assault, burglary of habitation with intent to rape and burglary.

Enard is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. For more details on his escape, criminal history and additional photos, view his wanted bulletin by following the link below this story.

One offender from the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program is featured each month in hopes the higher reward money from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will generate additional tips. The higher reward amount will only be paid if the tip comes in the same month the fugitive is featured. All calls, texts, emails and Facebook tip messages are anonymous.

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