AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Carlos Rafael Benitez, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Benitez is wanted for failing to appear in court on charges of aggravated assault of a public servant and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.

He has been wanted since March 2017 after he failed to appear in court to face charges of aggravated assault of an Amarillo police officer and evading arrest with a vehicle stemming from a traffic stop in August of 2016. Benitez's last known address is in Amarillo and he also has ties to the town of Hedley in Donley County.

A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. Anyone with information can call the CrimeStoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).