The reward for Jose Fernanado Bustos-Diaz, 30, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive is May’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his arrest if the tip is made during the month of May.
In 2006, Bustos-Diaz pleaded guilty to a 2005 murder that he committed while working as a ranch hand in Harris County. He was sentenced to 35 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison.
On April 6, 2010, Bustos-Diaz escaped from the TDCJ Briscoe Unit in Dilley, located 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. Bustos-Diaz is believed to have fled to Mexico. For more information and updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.
Bustos-Diaz is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds. He has significant acne scaring on his face and birthmarks on his chest. He also has multiple tattoos, including a heart with a cross on the webbing of his left hand; the name “Vanessa” with one dot on the inside of his left wrist; and the name “Lizeth” on the inside of his right wrist.
To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the three following 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, and 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 — and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.