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Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Details

                    Sunday, 8/19/2018
Shawn Monroe Cowan
Up To $5,000 Reward
RACE: White SEX: Male DOB: 12/18/1974
HEIGHT: 6'1" WEIGHT: 245    
AKA: Sean Cowan, Shawn Cowna
SMT: Tattoos on chest, left calf, both upper arms, both shoulders, and both thighs. Scars on left leg and right forearm.
FBI #: 494385VA9
SID #: TX05043381
TDC #: 01152465
WANTED FOR: Sex Offender Registration Violation, Parole Violation (Original Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance)
GANG     
AFFILIATIONS:
N/A
CCH: Indecency with a Child – Sexual Contact, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Forgery Financial Instrument, Larceny, Theft of Property, Credit Card Abuse, False Report to Police Officer
DATE     
CAPTURED:
5/8/2018
CAPTURE  
LOCATION:
Bonanza, Oregon
CAPTURING
AGENCY:
Oregon State Police, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals Service - District of Oregon
CAUTION: Subject should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS!
CAPTURE DETAILS:

Shawn Monroe COWAN, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, was captured in Oregon on May 8, 2018. Working off investigative information, the Oregon State Police apprehended COWAN near Bonanza, Oregon, located in rural southern Oregon. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service – District of Oregon also provided assistance in the capture.In 2002, COWAN was convicted in Hood County of Possession of a Controlled Substance. He subsequently received an 18-year sentence in TDCJ prison. In March 2011, while out on parole, COWAN was convicted in Walker County of Indecency with a Child – Sexual Contact after an incident involving a 9 year-old girl. COWAN’s last known address was in Beaumont, Texas, where he registered as a sex offender in May 2017. In June 2017, a parole warrant for COWAN’s arrest was issued by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office had also issued a warrant for COWAN’s arrest for Sex Offender Registration Violation.The arrest was not the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, so no reward will be paid.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods:
• Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) • Text the letters "DPS"- followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES)
• Submit a web tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page • Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App
All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
Callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up to the CASH REWARD amount listed for each fugitive.
These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following methods: • Call the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) • Text the letters "DPS"- followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) • Submit a web tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website or Facebook page • Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name. Callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up to the CASH REWARD amount listed for each fugitive. These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.


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