Most Wanted

My work writing the popular “Most Wanted” feature in The Washington Examiner led to the capture of 53 fugitives in the D.C. area. That work will continue here and readers can be a part of it.

Scroll down to see who the feds are looking for. If you spot one of the Most Wanted, or have any information about a suspect featured here, call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Gang member wanted in armed robbery, pistol-whipping

November 14, 2013

U.S. Marshals are looking for a known gang member accused of pistol-whipping his victims in an armed robbery, and they are asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest.

David "Ty" Robinson

David “Ty” Robinson

This isn’t the first time members of the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force have been called on to hunt down  21-year-old David “Ty” Robinson. Last year, the marshals deptueis found him hiding in a bedroom closet in an apartment on Good Hope Road in Southeast Washington.

Now he’s wanted for an armed robbery.

Investigators would like to give his neighbors a break by bringing him back to jail, said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the fugitive task force.

“Robinson seems to be the picture of an thug who preys upon citizens unfortunate enough to cross his path at the wrong time,” Burke said.

The most recent attack happened in early October in the 5500 block of East Capitol Street SE. According to D.C. police, Robinson and another man approached three people at gun point and demanded their money and property. The victims were pistol whipped before being robbed, police said.

Police have arrested an accomplice but Robinson remains on the run.

Robinson is a known gang member with a history of arrests for violent crime, including attempted murder, assault, fleeing and eluding police, and weapons charges, Burke said.

Robinson is listed as being 5-feet-7 and 150 pounds. He has previously lived on 57th Street in Southeast Washington, Hyattsville and Upper Marlboro.

Anyone with information should contact the task force at 301-489-1717.

John Clayton remains on run for violating parole for attempted murder

November 7, 2013

U.S. marshals are looking for a Maryland man who they say has an affinity for guns and has been on the run for too long.

Forty-0ne-year-old John Clayton is wanted by Maryland authorities for violating his parole for attempted murder and for violating his probation in Charles County for larceny and assault.

John Clayton

John Clayton

The attempted murder happened in 1992. The larceny and assault happened in 2007.

U.S. Marshals are asking the public for information that could lead to his arrest.

“He became a fugitive after the start of 2013. We want him to be a prisoner before the end of 2013 and we need the public’s help,” Burke said.

Clayton is listed as 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds. He has tattoos on his left forearm of a spider, gun and tombstone. On his right arm, he has a cross with blood, sweat and tears.

Clayton’s rap sheet also includes arrests for assault, carrying a sawed-off shotgun, drugs, theft and indecent exposure.

He has lived in or frequented the areas of Douglas Road in Southeast Washington, Clinton, Suitland and Temple Hills.

Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Julian Ruben Martinez wanted for sexual assault of minor in Montgomery County

U.S. Marshals are looking for a Montgomery County man wanted in the sexual assault of a minor, and they are asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest.

Forty-six-year-old Julian Ruben Martinez, a Mexican citizen, has disappeared since the 2012 sex attack in Gaithersburg, but was recently spotted in North Carolina.

Julian Martinez

Julian Martinez

Whether Martinez is still in the area or back in Mexico, detectives still want to find him and they are turning to the public for help, said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force.

“Martinez is certainly considered a threat due to the nature of the charges against him,” Burke said. “We would like the public’s help in locating Martinez before he can victimize any additional children, no matter what the victim’s nationality.”

Fugitives that are not U.S. citizens who may travel in circles of people with issues with the English language and with citizenship issues are always more difficult to locate, Burke said.

Martinez, who is listed as 5-feet-8 and 170 pounds, has ties to Mexico, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida.

He has one prior arrest for assault.

People should contact the fugitive task force with information at 301-489-1717.

Sex offender who bit cop on finger is on the run again

An HIV-positive child sex offender who was sent back to prison for biting a Montgomery County detective has disappeared, and U.S. Marshals are asking the public for information that can help lead to his arrest.

Forty-nine-year-old Robert Wayne Lindsay, who had fled Arizona to Maryland and built one of the area’s most sophisticated meth labs six years ago, is on the run again, authorities said.

Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay

On Aug. 28, 2007, Montgomery County Police detectives went to the Montclair apartments in Silver Spring to investigate  whether or not Lindsay was hiding in Montgomery County. Lindsay was recently convicted of a sex offense with a minor in Arizona, but had vanished without notifying authorities and was working as a maintenance man under the alias name of Robert Olson.

Inside an apartment, detectives found Lindsay and another man running a meth lab, with gallons of chemicals and an elaborate ventilation system.

Police tried to take Lindsay into custody, but he bit one officer and broke another officer’s finger in a long and bloody scuffle before he was finally handcuffed and slapped with numerous charges including trying to infect the detective with HIV.

Authorities described the drug operation as one of the larger and more sophisticated methamphetamine labs ever found in the area.

The presence of a meth lab caused the building to be condemned and several families had to be displaced. The officer who was bitten appears not to have contracted the virus, prosecutors said at the time.

Lindsay pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and for violating his probation, and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

It was not immediately clear how much time he served before he was released disappeared again. The warrant for his arrest was issued in August.

Supervisory inspector Matt Burke, of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, is asking the public for help before someone else gets hurt.

“Lindsay is a menace with no regard for others. He needs to be back in custody,” Burke said.

Lindsay, who is is listed as 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair, could be homeless or living with friends, but is believed to be in D.C.-area, Burke said.

Anyone with  information should contact the U.S. Marshals Task Force at 301-489-1717.

‘Violent sex offender’ has disappeared from authorities’ radar

Richard Ford

Richard Ford

Richard Ford already had quite the rap sheet.

He’s a registered sex offender who later did time on gun charges.

Now he’s  wanted for violating his parole for the aggravated assault with a gun conviction in addition to violating the terms of his sex offender status.

U.S. Marshals are asking the public for information that can help find him before there are more victims. He’s been wanted for about a month.

“Ford is a violent offender who routinely shirks obligations required by the courts and law enforcement authorities,” said Matt Burke, of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. “He’s not out there doing the right thing and needs to be brought back into custody.”

Ford is a top tier sex offender, which means he must remain registered for the rest of his life. He’s is required to notify authorities any time he changes addresses or takes a new job.

His last known address was 7301 Flag Harbor Drive in District Heights. He was last seen in June, according to Maryland officials.

He was convicted in 1990 on a charge of assault with intent to rape in D.C., which ordered him to be placed on a sex offender registry. Four laters he was convicted of the aggravated assault with a gun.

His criminal history including charges of rape, assault, robbery, weapons violations, failure to register as a sex offender, drug distribution, auto theft, theft and forgery.

Although he was last living in Prince George’s County, Ford has also lived in D.C. and Virginia. Ford is listed as 6-feet-1 and 225 pounds, and has a has a distinctive scar over his left eye.

Anyone with information should contact the task force at 301-489-1717.

Most Wanted: Gym enthusiast accused of sex assault of a child

This week’s Most Wanted fugitive is a gym buff who’s wanted in a crime against a minor in Montgomery County.

According to U.S. Marshals deputies, in June 2008, Byron Leiva-Salguero was charged with a child sexual assault that occurred earlier that month. Levia, a delivery truck driver with routes throughout the D.C.-area, was living on Stewart Lane in Silver Spring.

Byron Leiva-Salguero

Byron Leiva-Salguero

When marshal’s deputies went to arrest Levia, he was gone. Investigators had missed him by minutes, according to Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Region Fugitive Task Force.

Leiva immediately fled the area and hasn’t been seen since.

“Leiva is accused of despicable crimes and needs to be brought to justice,” Burke said.

Marshals deputies say the 41-year-old Levia could be back in the area, working a new job or working out at the gym. They are asking for information that can help lead to his arrest.

Leiva has no other criminal history or arrests. Nor did he have a life-style that brought him into contact with law enforcement authorities.

“He’s been under the radar,” Burke said. “We need to develop new leads and have him answer for these crimes.”

Leiva is listed as 5-feet-7 and 187. Investigators suspect he’s still visiting gyms and fitness centers to work out.

Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Parolee out on attempted murder conviction is long gone

Long gone is this week’s Most Wanted fugitive.

Literally. His name is Long, and he’s gone. Been gone for awhile.

Kevin Willie Long

Kevin Willie Long

Kevin Willie Long is wanted for violating the terms of his parole on charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.  He’s has been on the run since at least February 2012, and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members  believe he’s still in the D.C. area.

Investigators are asking the public for information that can help find him.

“He’s been out for a year and it’s time to bring him back in,” said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector, for the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force.

Long was convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery in 1994 and sentenced to 30 years. On February 27, 2012, a warrant was issued for Long because he violated the conditions of his release.

In addition to the attempted murder and armed robbery convictions, the 39-year-old Long has a history of arrests for robbery, weapons, stolen cars and assault.

Long has used several alias names but he may go by Willie or Binki. When he is not in prison, he’s been known to stay in D.C.

He’s listed as 6-feet-tall and 165 pounds. He has a tattoo on left arm and a scar on his nose.

Anyone with information regarding Long should contact the U.S. Marshals at 301-489-1717.

‘Armed and dangerous’ inmate walks away from Md. correctional facility

Jamal Walkings is living up to his last name.

JWalkings

Jamal Walkings

Police said the 25-year-old Walkings was serving a nearly 12-year sentence when he escaped from a pre-release unit in August 2013 simply by walking away. The facility, in Charlotte Hall, Md., does not have a perimeter fence.

Walkings was doing time for robbery and weapons charges, authorities said. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

“He has a birthday coming up next week. We’d like the public’s help in having him celebrate with his old cellmates back in jail,” said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the  Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Walkings has a history of arrests for armed robbery, assault, theft, gun and drug charges.

He who is also known as Dipper, is known to be a user of PCP. Dipper is slang for a PCP-laced cigarette.

He is listed as 5-feet-6 and 165 pounds, with a large tattoo on the right side of his neck and many tattoos on both arms and chest.

He is known to frequent the areas of Riverdale, Bladensburg, New Carrollton and C Street in Southeast Washington.

Anyone with information should contact the task force at 301-489-1717.

D.C. woman disappears as federal trial nears,

leaving co-defendant to face charges alone

A District of Columbia woman scheduled to go to trail this week on gun and drug charges has disappeared, and U.S. Marshals are asking the public for information that can help find her.

Tonika Richardson, 34, faces charges of conspiracy to deal more than 28 grams of crack cocaine and possessing a weapon during a drug trafficking offense, and is looking at serious time in prison if convicted.

Tonika Richardson

Tonika Richardson

The trial, though, has gone on without Richardson, with her co-defendant “sitting next to an empty chair,” said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector with the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

“We need the public’s help in filling that chair and getting Richardson off the street,” Burke said.

According to charging documents, Richardson, 34, and Jerome Bowling were arrested February 2012 after D.C. police served a search warrant at their apartment in the 1600 block of A Street SE and found a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, seven boxes of shotgun shells and a digital scale in the bedroom closet.

Also recovered were three hollow candles that contained about 52.2 grams of crack cocaine, empty ziplock bags and a box of razor blades, police said.

Richardson is about 5-feet-5 and 100 pounds. She can be identified by a small tattoo under her right eye and a small tattoo on the right side of her neck that says “Lil G.” She also has a scorpion tattoo on her right hand.

She is known to frequent Congress Street SE, as well as Capitol Heights.

Anyone with information should contact the task force at 301-489-1717.

Marshals seek fugitive with ‘telling’ tattoo

U.S. Marshals are looking for a fugitive with a telling tattoo.

Gerald Sedwick Jr.

Gerald Sedwick Jr.

Law enforcement authorities say Gerald Cecil Sedwick Jr. walked away from a halfway house in August of 2012 in D.C., where he was serving out a sentence for distributing heroin while armed in 2009.

His rap sheet cites arrests in Maryland and Washington for a variety of crimes including attempted murder while armed, armed carjacking, assault, probation violations and escape.

He has numerous tattoos, including one on his right arm which depicts a person pointing a gun at three people.

Matt Burke, supervisory inspector of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said the crime scene bodyart was “very telling.”

“We’d like to bring him back into custody before he can re-enact this scene again,” Burke said. “He’s a dangerous person and has been on the loose far too long.”

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies recently solved a homicide after noticing that the ink drawing on a suspect’s chest showed details from a liquor-store murder scene. Tattoos of past crimes sometimes are used to boost a person’s “street credibility.”

Sedwick is accused of walking away from a halfway house in D.C., where he was supposed to finish out a three-and-a-half year sentence for a 2009 conviction for selling heroin while armed.

The 6-foot-1, 217-pound Sedwick has other distinguishing characteristics. He has a scar above his right eye and tattoos on both arms. He may sometimes wear fashion glasses. He also uses that last name Sedgwick.

Sedwick is known to frequent the areas of Quarles Street in Northeast Washington; Captain View Lane, Ft Washington;  Suitland and Temple Hills.

Anyone with information on Sedwick should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Twice deported gang member back in D.C. area

Luis Ramos-Rosales, a gang member whose been twice deported from Maryland, appears to be back in the area and U.S. Marshals are looking for information that can lead to his capture.

Luis RamosLuis Ramos-Rosales has a tattoo of a crying clown on his left arm.

Ramos-Rosales, a native of Guatemala, was last deported two years ago after he was found in Hyattsville with .38-revolver loaded with six hollow

point pullets, according to charging documents.

U.S. Marshals says he back in the area, and has been known to hangout in Silver Spring, Hyattsville, Langley Park and Charles County. Authorities are asking the public for information.

Laugh now“Ramos is an illegal alien gang member who carries guns,” said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. “We are looking for assistance in reigning him in again.”

Ramos, 25, is wanted for violating the terms of his probation for the firearms charge. When Ramos is captured he will be subject to additional federal charges for illegally reentering the country.

Ramos, who also goes by the name Zorito, is listed as 5-feet-4 and 140 pounds. He has a clown tattoo on his left arm, typical for Hispanic gang members, and means, “Laugh now, cry later.”

Anyone with information regarding Ramos’ whereabouts should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Large man sought in robbery of little store

U.S. Marshals deputies are looking for a mountain of a man suspected in an armed robbery of a Northwest Washington convenience store, and they are asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest.

Deputies said Anthony Veney finished a nine-year-stint in prison in Maryland on an armed robber charge in January, and is back in business, pulling a heist at a 7-Eleven in the Takoma area neighborhood during the early morning hours of July 11.

Yes, he robbed the 7-Eleven on 7/11.

Anthony Veney

Anthony Veney

Veney shouldn’t be hard to find. He’s listed at 6-foot-7 and 315 pounds.

“A person of Mr. Veney’s size will definitely stand out in a crowd. If you have information on his whereabouts, please help us get this accused robber off the streets,” said Deputy Justin Bankert, of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Surveillance video released by police last week shows a man in a light blue polo shirt fidgeting at the counter while waiting to buy a beverage about 1:45 a.m., at the store in the 200 block of Cedar Street NW. The man then pushes a woman out of the way and jumps over the counter and grabs cash from the register.

Anyone with information regarding Veney’s whereabouts is urged to call Deputy Bankert or the U.S. Marshals Service at 301-489-1717 or 1-800-336-0102.

Illegal immigrant wanted in kidnapping, rape of teens at motel

U.S. Marshals are looking for a Prince George’s County man suspected of abducting and raping two teenage girls last month, and they are asking the public for information that can lead to his arrest.

Xavier Ramos

Xavier Ramos

West Virginia police said Xavier “Savi” Ramos, 26, and another man, Alex Sander Orellana Cruz, 33, lured two girls ages 14 and 16 to a motel room in the Grafton area on the night of June 14.

The men plied the girls with beer and moonshine, police said. When the girls tried to leave, the men locked the door, restrained the girls and raped them, police said.

Marshals deputies captured Cruz in Baltimore within a week, but remain on the hunt for Ramos, who last lived in Oxon Hill.

Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said Ramos has friends and family in Oxon Hill, Upper Marlboro, Baltimore and West Virginia.

“We believe Ramos may still be in the D.C. Metro area and need the public’s help in locating him,” Burke said. “While he doesn’t have a laundry list of arrests for violent crimes, he does have some extremely serious charges to answer for.”

Ramos is wanted on two counts each of rape and kidnapping.

Ramos is believed to be an illegal immigrant from Honduras, who lived in Oxon Hill. He’s worked construction jobs, played organized soccer and attended Prince George’s County Community College.

He has a tattoo that wraps around his left bicep, and also goes by the name Sava and Victor.

Anyone with information should call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Have You Seen This Master of Disguise?

Gregory Clutchette

This is what Gregory Clutchette looked like in 1992, the most recent photos of the fugitive available. Clutchette may look substantially different today.

Gregory Wayne Clutchette is a martial arts expert, a fashion designer and a master of disguises. He’s employed all those skills to hide from authorities most of his life, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Gregory Clutchette 2

His rap sheet runs the gamut, with a history of arrests for assault, kidnapping, robbery, counterfeiting, weapons charges and resisting arrests. He has ties to violent street gangs and has connections all of over the United States, officials said.

The last time police arrested Clutchette, he was found near his home in Gaithersburg with seven guns, incendiary ammunition, disguises and equipment to manufacture false identification.

But Clutchette was released and disappeared. That was in 1993. He hasn’t been seen since.

U.S. marshals are asking the public for information that can help bring an end to this 20-year run.

“This is a violent guy who has caused a lot of fear in people that he has come in contact with,” said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

When Clutchette was discovered in Gaithersburg with the disguises and weapons, he had been on the run for 17 years after escaping from a California prison.

“We would like some help in developing new information and send a message to violent fugitives out there,” Burke said. “They should not ever rest and feel too comfortable no matter how long they’ve been gone. We don’t stop looking.”

Investigators believe Clutchette has established some sort of legitimate business to sustain himself this long. He was a martial arts expert. He had made attempts to start a personal protection business, which included guard dog services. He has fancied himself a clothing designer and may have made attempts to become involved in the fashion industry.

Clutchette uses many aliases, including Muslim Mumin, Al Qawi, Wind Chan and Black Blackstone. He has ties to the Muslim community and at one time legally changed his name to Muslim Qasim Mumin.

Gregory Clutchette 3

He was listed as being 5-10, 210 pounds, with tattoos on his left hand and left arm.

He has strong family ties to Prince Georges County, Md., D.C., Northern Virginia, Compton, Calif., Springfield, Mass., and Atlanta.

Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Violent conman uses aliases to elude authorities

U.S. Marshals are looking for a violent conman who enjoys to gamble, and they are asking the public for information to help in his arrest.

Steven Long, 48, has been on the run for more than three years after he violated his parole on old charges of kidnapping and armed robbery in the District of Columbia

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Steven Long

Long, who uses a number of aliases, was arrested in February in Atlantic City, N.J., on minor charges but was released before his true identity was discovered. He hasn’t been seen since.

Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said Long is constantly on the move, making the fugitive difficult to capture.

“Long is a drifter with many aliases and violent tendencies,” Burke told D.C. Crime Stories. “This is a combination that makes him both difficult to track and dangerous.”

Long is listed as being 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds. He’s known as Spanky, and has a number of distinctive tattoos that can help identify him. He has a panther tattooed on his chest, a skull on his left arm, a devil’s face on his inner left arm and a grim reaper on his right arm. He also has tattoos on both legs.

Long is known to frequent bars in the Dupont Circle area, and has lived in D.C., Silver Spring, Waldorf and Ocean City, Md.

He has traveled in RVs, and has lived in homeless shelters, abandon houses and with people he has been able to strike up relationships with along the way. His extensive rap sheet, includes arrests in Philadelphia and as far away as San Francisco.

Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Most Wanted: Lookout for D.C. bordello eludes capture

U.S. Marshals are looking for an illegal immigrant who acted as a lookout at a bordello in Northwest Washington, and they are asking the public for information that could lead to his arrest.

Forty-four-year-old Elder Jimenez-Sosa has been on the run for more than four years.

Elder Jimenez sosa

According to law enforcement authorities, in November 2008, D.C. police officers responded to a report of an assault at an address in the 1300 block of Newton Street NW in near the Petworth Metro Station.

Upon entering the residence, officers observed three scantily clad females and Jimenez-Sosa trying to jump out of the window.

Jimenez-Sosa admitted that he lived at the location as a lookout and collected the money from customers of the prostitues.

Jimenez-Sosa, who was in the United States illegally, failed to appear to court. He’s been missing since.

“Jimenez-Sosa has been on the run long enough; help us bring him to justice,” said Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Perez.

He is listed as 5-feet-2 and 175 pounds with a mole on his nose.

Jimenez-Perez is a native of Honduras, and has a warrant for his arrest issued by U.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Anyone with information regarding Jimenez-Sosa’s whereabouts is urged to call Perez or the U.S. Marshals Service at 301-489-1717 or 1-800-336-0102.

‘El Coyote’ sought in Prince George’s County stabbings

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is looking for a Mexican citizen wanted in the stabbing of two people in Prince George’s County.

Moncada

Efrain Moncada

Efrain Moncada, also known as El Coyote, is believed to be involved in the smuggling of illegal immigrants across the Mexican border into the United States, authorities said.

He is wanted on attempted murder charges and immigration violations.

“We’d like the public’s help in developing leads to locating this violent fugitive,” said Supervisory Inspector Matt Burke of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Moncada, 34, is accused of getting into an altercation with another man on Greenway Drive in Riverdale Park on Feb. 18, 2012.

Moncada grabbed a large knife and repeatedly stabbed the other man, police said. A second man tried to intervene, and Moncada stabbed the man in the leg.

Both victims survived the knifing, but Moncada vanished before police could find him.

Moncada, who also goes by Efrain Montero, is described as being 5- foot-3 and 150 pounds. He was known to spend time in Bladensburg and Riverdale.

Because Moncado may not be here legally, Burke said, he has a limited ties to the community and a limited paper trail, work history or documented associates to help law enforcement officials track him.

Anyone with information on Moncada’s whereabouts should contact the task force at (301) 489-1717.