Texas Most Wanted sex offender has ties to McAllen

Carlos Pena

A sex offender on the Texas "most wanted" list in on the run.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is looking for Juan Carlos Pena who has ties to the McAllen area.

Pena has a previous record that involved violent criminal activity including burglary, resisting a police officer, escape, assault, driving while intoxicated and aggravated robbery.

He is wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender.

Pena has known to work jobs related to computer technology.

He is said to be 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds.

Pena has a tattoo, which says Yolanda My Love on his right wrist, a unicorn tattoo, Charlie on his upper left arm and a skull, eagle tattoo on his upper back area.

He also has scars on his right ankle and stomach.

If you or someone you know has information that can lead to his capture, you could be rewarded up to $3,000.

The public is asked to call crime stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS or text DPS followed by the tip to 274637.

All tips will remain anonymous.