Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Houston

AUSTIN, October 5, 2016 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Kevin Wayne Matthews, 49, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Matthews, who is a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Matthews' last address was in Houston, and he has ties to the Montgomery and Liberty county areas. In November 2015, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for Matthews' arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His criminal history includes assault, burglary and possession of controlled substance.

Matthews is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has a tattoo of a spider web on his left elbow, and numerous other tattoos on his abdomen, chest, hands and arms. He has work experience as an electrician.

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.

To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:

Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
Text the letters "DPS" – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone.
Submit a web tip through the DPS website by selecting the fugitive you have information about, and then clicking on the link under their picture.
Submit a Facebook tip at by clicking the "SUBMIT A TIP" link (under the "About" section).
Submit a tip through the DPS Mobile App. The app is currently available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store: ( and for Android users on Google Play: (

All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.

DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at

Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.

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