KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man on Texas’ top ten list of “most wanted” suspects was arrested in Klamath County.
The Sacramento Bee reported that in 2011, 43-year-old Shawn Monroe Cowan was convicted of “indecency with a child” stemming from an incident involving a 9-year-old girl.
Cowan registered as a sex offender in Beaumont, Texas in May 2017, but he disappeared shortly thereafter. Eventually, he was placed on a Texas “most wanted” list.
According to Oregon State Police, on May 7, 2018, detectives received a tip regarding a married couple in Bonanza who were using false identities. They were suspected of “possibly absconding from sex-related crimes in Texas.”
Police said the couple was identified as Cowan and 46-year-old Rachel Ann Guttry.
On May 8, 2018, both Cowan and Guttry were taken into custody on parole violations without incident.