Austin man added to Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety needs help finding a man named on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. Authorities said he has managed to evade officers for the last two years.

Kevin Travis Waddell, 54, is wanted for parole violation, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and possession of a controlled substance. He has been on the run since 2015.

In 1992, Waddell was convicted in Potter County after the sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman. Waddell was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Investigators said Waddell is around 6 feet tall and weighs about 240 pounds. He has tattoos on his left shoulder, both upper arms, right leg, back and chest.

He has worked in the welding and metal fabrication industry, and could be using the alias Kevin Brewster.

Crime Stoppers is offering $3,000 for information leading to Waddell’s capture. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).