$12k reward for Lufkin man on state's most wanted sex offender list

Troy Allison photo courtesy of DPS.
Troy Allison photo courtesy of DPS.
Troy Allison photo courtesy of DPS, photo taken 1/17/2003.
Troy Allison photo courtesy of DPS, photo taken 1/17/2003.

LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Troy James Allison, 58, is the feature on the DPS Most Wanted Sex Offenders list for the month of April.

This month, authorities have increased the reward to $12,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Allison, who was last seen in the Lufkin area, has family members in the Houston and Conroe areas.

Allison has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for assault-threat to take life in 1973; sex offense-against child-fondling in 1976, as well as sexual assault in 1977. He received a 77-year sentence for the 1977 attack and was released from prison in 2003. He has been on the run from authorities since 2004 and was added to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offenders list in 2010.

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

Allison has a heart tattoo with scroll with "ZAN & USMC" on the outside of his upper right arm, an open scar on the side of his abdomen and a small scar on front of right leg.

To find out more about Allison, please see his DPS Most Wanted poster:


Texas Crime Stoppers offers rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. Anyone with information can provide anonymous tips in three 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 tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture to submit a web tip.

All calls, texts or emails are anonymous.

For more information on specific fugitives or the crimes they are accused of, please contact the local police agency in the area where the fugitive was last seen.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives to be featured on the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted list. You can find the current list—with photos—on the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/. The list is updated as needed.