Reward increased for Aryan Brotherhood member who fled halfway house

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A confirmed member of the Aryan Brotherhood who bolted from a halfway house is now considered a top fugitive in Texas.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is searching for 58-year-old Billy Wayne Gilliland, who was convicted of murder in 1988.

The agency added Gilliland to the 10 Most Wanted List and is offering a $7,500 reward for his capture.

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A jury in Liberty County convicted Gilliland of murder in 1988 and he was sentenced to life in prison. Gilliland was released in 2014 on parole to a halfway house. He fled the De Valle, Texas, facility in October 2016.

Gilliland is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Gilliland has numerous tattoos on his back, chest, arms and left shoulder. He also may wear glasses.

Police say he has connections to Baytown, Conroe, Midway and Liberty County.

Anyone with information may call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) or text the letters “DPS” – followed by a tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from a cell phone.

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