KENTWOOD, LA (WAFB) - A man wanted on kidnapping, rape and attempted murder charges continues to elude authorities, but law enforcement agents have upped the ante to get support from the public with a sizable reward for information.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office announced a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture and arrest of Kaunda Magee.
Several agencies have been looking for him after he fled deputies from Washington Parish on Oct. 12 and ended up in a wooded area near Kentwood in Tangipahoa Parish.
Sheriff Daniel Edwards said Magee was last seen two days later when he walked up to the back door of a home and asked if he could go inside. When he was told no, he ran back into the woods.
"We have gone after this aggressively," Edwards said in a news release. "We have received an abundance of support from 15 additional law agencies and from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness."
Magee was originally sought by Washington Parish officials for an incident from Oct. 3.
He has outstanding warrants for aggravated kidnapping, rape and four counts of attempted murder of a police officer.
He now faces charges in Tangipahoa Parish, including the attempted murder of a police dog.