U.S. Marshals are looking for a fugitive accused of escaping from a District of Columbia halfway house and driving a carjacked SUV.
Twenty-three-year-old Jericho Missouri was finishing his armed robbery sentence at the time of his disappearance in 2010.
Police caught up to him in Southeast Washington the next day after they received a signal from a car theft device on a Ford Expedition that had been carjacked by a man with a shotgun. Police followed the vehicle and surrounded Missouri while he was stuck in traffic during the middle of afternoon rush hour, according to charging documents.
Missouri pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 14 months in prison and three years supervision.
He was released from prison and violated the terms of his parole last summer, and has been spotted since, according to deputies. Inspector Bob Hoffmaster of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force is asking readers of The Washington Examiner for information to help find him.
"Jericho has been actively avoiding law enforcement for seven months, let's get him in custody," Hoffmaster said.
Missouri, who also goes by the name Jerry, is described as about 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding Missouri's whereabouts is urged to call Hoffmaster at 202-345-7036, the U.S. Marshals Service at 301-489-1717, or 800-336-0102. Since 2008, The Examiner's "Most Wanted" feature has led directly to the capture or surrender of 52 murderers, armed robbers, kidnappers, sex offenders and drug dealers.
At least nine fugitives were wanted for murder or had previously been convicted of a homicide.
The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, run by the U.S. Marshals Service, is composed of 30 federal, state and local agencies from Baltimore to Norfolk. The task force has captured more than 33,000 wanted fugitives since its creation in 2004.