The reward for Johnny June Mason Jr., 48, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender has been increased.

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the reward for Mason has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April. Mason is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and parole violation.

All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Mason has ties to Houston, which his last known address, and to Louisiana, including the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas. In 1990, Mason was convicted in Louisiana of aggravated rape and aggravated crime against nature involving a 16-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Mason has a history of violating his parole and failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements, and he has been wanted since June 2016. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.

Mason is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has a tattoo of Chinese characters on his left forearm and a scar on his forehead.

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. So far in 2017, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $15,000 in total rewards for anonymous 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 the letters “DPS” – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
  • Submit a tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.