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Hunt for child crimes fugitive back on

Robert Earl Griffith

Robert Earl Griffith, 45, has been a fugitive for alleged crimes against children since 2014. Griffith was a resident of Kingsland at the time he was charged. The Llano County Sheriff’s Office has reignited the hunt and is hoping for new leads. Llano County Sheriff’s Office photos

The Llano County Sheriff’s Office is reigniting the search for Robert Earl Griffith, 45, who has been on the run since 2014 for a string of alleged crimes against children. The fugitive was a Kingsland resident at the time of his 19 indictments, but law enforcement officers believe he might have fled the area.

A grand jury indicted Griffith on nine counts of sexual performance by a child under 14 years old and 10 counts of possession of child pornography in October 2013. In May 2014, he failed to appear in court and has been on the run ever since, according to the LCSO.

“We don’t think he is in the area,” Chief Deputy Brad Evans told “But we think he had help getting out of here.”

Evans was a patrol deputy at the time of Griffith’s disappearance. The now-chief deputy has been poring over old cases and returned Griffith’s to the forefront to hopefully generate new leads, he said.

The charges against Griffith could have amounted to decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines if he had been convicted in court. 

Sexual performance of a child under 14 years old is a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. This crime is expansive and includes any involvement in the process of creating or sharing child pornography. 

Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

A Feb. 4 media release pertaining to Griffith from the Llano County Sheriff’s Office included a warning.

“Although Robert Griffith has proven to be a coward and run, we must consider him armed and dangerous,” it reads. 

Chief Deputy Evans said Griffith has been a fugitive from justice for 10 years and that he clearly does not want to go back to prison, which could make him dangerous and “desperate.”

Call the Llano County Sheriff’s Office at 325-247-5767 with any information on Griffith.