Sexually violent TX fugitive captured in Oklahoma
POSTED: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 10:23am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 10:37am
Austin, Texas (KETK) —
Robert Charles Grunsfeld, 51, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured Monday in Oklahoma. Grunsfeld, who is considered a sexually violent predator at high risk to reoffend, removed his ankle monitor November 22 and fled from a Dallas halfway house.
Grunsfeld was arrested Monday evening by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office at a restaurant in McAlester, Okla., and was taken into custody without incident. He was wanted for felony failure to comply with civil commitment requirements. This arrest was not the result of a Texas Crime Stoppers tip, and no reward will be paid. For more information, see his captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/SexOffenderDetails.aspx?id=221.
So far in 2013, DPS and other agencies have arrested 31 Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including 10 gang members, and $74,500 in rewards has been paid for tips that resulted in arrests. The cash rewards are funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division.
Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in four 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 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 at http://www.facebook.com/texas10mostwanted by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link (under the “About” section).
All calls, texts, e-mails and Facebook messages are guaranteed to be anonymous.
The following link, http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/video/tipsterVideo.htm, explains the steps on how to submit a tip regarding a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive or Sex Offender and/or how to receive a reward once the fugitive is captured.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives featured in the Texas 10 Most Wanted Program. To view the current lists – with photos – visit the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.