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Fugitive Wanted

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

October 21, 2005

Charlottesville police and federal authorities are asking for your help hunting down a fugitive.

Richard Johns is wanted on racketeering charges.

He is a member of the Charlottesville street gang "Westside" or "Project Crud."

He's described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and also goes by the name "Maine."

He's considered armed and dangerous.

?He was indicted as a member of the Project Crud/Westside Crew back in February of this year and he has not yet been apprehended. There is an arrest warrant outstanding for Mr. Johns,? said Asst. U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy.

Johns' last known address is in Philadelphia. If you have any information as to Johns whereabouts call 1-800-ATF-GUNS or the Charlottesville Police Department.


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