Man accused of skipping prison sentence may have fled to South Florida
$10,000 award offered for information that leads to Luke Warner's arrest
WASHINGTON – A man accused of skipping out on a 10-year federal prison sentence for meth trafficking in Hawaii may have fled to the South Florida area, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Luke Warner, 48, is also facing a prison sentence on state charges, officials said.
"Luke Warner's blatant disregard of the court's ruling and his decision to challenge law enforcement has made his apprehension a top priority," U.S. Marshal Gervin Miyamoto said. "Our Deputy U.S. Marshals, and our federal and state law enforcement partners are determined to ensure Warner faces justice."
Authorities said they believe Warner may have fled Hawaii and has ties in California, Florida, Massachusetts and Iowa, but his whereabouts are currently unknown.
Warner has an extensive criminal history, which includes armed robbery, theft, weapon and drug possession, the U.S. Marshals Service said. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Warner, who also uses the alias Louis Manetti, is described by authorities as a white man who is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with graying hair, light brown eyes and a small facial divot on his left cheek. U.S. Marshals said his interests include dealing in precious metals and going to jewelry shows and swap meets.
The U.S. Marshals Service said it is offering a $10,000 reward for a tip leading to Warner's arrest.
Anyone who recognizes Warner is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service 24-hour Communications Center at 800-336-0102.
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