The Texas Department of Public Safety has added 43 year old Shawn Monroe Cowan  to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.

Also, a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Cowan is wanted for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Cowan has been wanted since June 2017 and has ties to Granbury (Hood County) and Huntsville (Walker County). In March 2011, Cowan was convicted of indecency with a child/sexual contact after an incident in Walker County involving a 9-year-old girl. Cowan’s last known address was in Beaumont, where he registered as a sex offender in May 2017. He has since absconded and his whereabouts are unknown.

Cowan is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 245 pounds. He has tattoos on his chest, left calf, both upper arms, both shoulders, and both thighs. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders. Last year, Texas Crime Stoppers paid $61,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.