Reward increased for state's most wanted fugitives

Information leading to the arrest of Gwen Komahcheet, 60, (left) of Spring is now worth $12,500. And if you can help authorities find Mark Bauman, 50, (right) of Austin, it could be worth $8,000.

August 3, 2011 8:28:15 AM PDT
The reward for two men on the state's list of most wanted fugitives, including one man from Spring, just got bigger. Information leading to the arrest of Gwen Komahcheet, 60, of Spring is now worth $12,500. And if you can help authorities find Mark Bauman, 50, of Austin, it could be worth $8,000.

Komahcheet is wanted for aggravated rape with a deadly weapon in Oklahoma and for failing to register as a sex offender. He has a criminal history in Oklahoma, Texas and California that includes rape, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, vehicle theft and more.

Komahcheet was convicted in 1979 for sexual assault with a deadly weapon in Dallas and received a 75-year sentence. But he was paroled in 2004 and shortly after, disappeared. His last known address was in Spring.

Bauman is wanted for possession of child pornography, improper photography or visual recording, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and probation violation, as well as federal warrants for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and failure to register as a sex offender. He was last seen in the Austin area in 2010, but may currently be in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras or Columbia.

Texas Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders and your anonymity is guaranteed. If you know the whereabouts of either of these men, you can call Crime Stoppers at 800-252-TIPS (9477).


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