Fugitive from Del Valle halfway house still not found

Kevin Stoeser

AUSTIN (KXAN) – U.S. Marshals say the number of tips for a convicted sex offender who escaped a halfway house have slowed.

In May, the Marshals added Kevin Patrick Stoeser to their 15 Most Wanted list. Stoeser hadn’t been seen since he walked way from the Austin Transitional Center last fall.

Stoeser pleaded guilt to child sexual assault, and Marshals worried he could re-offend again.

He was serving the remainder of a 13 year sentence for sex offenses involving children as young as 13. Authorities say he escaped just six weeks after he was admitted.

Hector Gomez, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal, told KXAN they received several tips after adding Stoeser to the Most Wanted list, but none of the tips led to anything credible. Gomez said most of the tips came from people who thought they saw Stoeser but might have seen someone who looks like him.

The U.S. Marshals say Stoeser, 41, is 5’9″ and weighs about 170 pounds. He has several tattoos: “Kayla” intertwined with barbed wire on his upper left arm, “Khaos” and “Stoeser” on his chest; barbed wire designs on his right arm; and a naked female on his right calf.

Stoeser has several aliases as well: Patrick Kevin Stoeser, Patrick Stoeser, Mark Johnson, Kevin Johnson and Jason Thompson.

If you think you saw Stoeser, contact the U.S. Marshal Service.

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