Sweetwater County authorities say they are looking for a Texas fugitive believed to be in the Rock Springs area.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Dick Blust says 61 year old Peter Julius Jensen is wanted for Parole Violation in Texas. Blust says Jensen was reported to have had heart surgery in Texas earlier this month, but then disappeared. His relatives have told investigators they think he may be working on a ranch or looking for a job working on a ranch. Jensen is described as a 61 year old white male, 6'2 in height and weighing around 190 pounds with brown/gray hair and greenish brown eyes.

He has numerous tattoos, including an unfinished tattoo of a nude woman on his back. Blust says Jensen could be violent and should not be approached. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department at (307) 922-5321 or other law enforcement agency.