U.S. marshals most wanted fugitive spotted in Miami

Luke Warner, 48, sentenced to 10 years in Hawaii for meth trafficking


MIAMI – The U.S. Marshals Service is asking for the public's help in finding one of its most wanted fugitives who was sentenced in Hawaii to 10 years in federal prison for meth trafficking.

Authorities said Luke J. Warner, 48, who also uses the alias Louis Manetti, was spotted in January stealing merchandise from Target and Michael's stores on Dixie Highway in Miami.

"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 believe that Warner might still be in Florida, possibly living on the streets.

Warner has an extensive criminal history that includes armed robbery, theft, weapon and drug possession.

Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

Anyone with information about Warner's whereabouts is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.


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