(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI has launched a multi-state manhunt for a former U.S. Marine -- on the run for allegedly sexually abusing a child -- that the bureau believes is “armed and dangerous.”
Authorities worry that Charles Alan Dyer, 31, of Duncan, Okla., well versed in military assault tactics and operations, may not come peacefully if confronted by police.
The FBI began pursuing Dyer earlier this month after he skipped town, failing to face the sex abuse charges in a trial that was set to begin on Aug. 15. An FBI bulletin says Dyer “is known to have numerous weapons” and an ABC News review of court records reveals that Dyer was also indicted on federal charges for possessing an unregistered Colt M-203 grenade launcher.
The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Dyer -- putting up digital billboards depicting Dyer’s image at locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and South Carolina. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for any information leading to his arrest.
Dyer is described as a white male, 5’10” to 6’0”, 175 to 200 pounds, brown shaved hair and blue eyes. There are indications Dyer may have grown a beard, lost some weight and that his head is no longer shaved.
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