US Marshals most wanted fugitive spotted in Florida

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WASHINGTON (AP) – One of Hawaii’s top 15 most wanted fugitives has been spotted in Florida, the U.S. Marshals said on Friday.

Luke J. Warner, 48, was recently spotted in January stealing merchandise from a Target and Michael’s store on Dixie Highway in Miami, Florida.

Warner is wanted for skipping out on a 10-year federal prison sentence for meth trafficking, authorities said. He is also facing a prison sentence from the state.

Authorities believe Warner has ties in Florida and may still be in the state. Warner may also be homeless, officials said.

Warner, who also uses the alias Louis Manetti, is abou 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, has graying hair, light brown eyes and a small facial divot on his left cheek.

He is known to frequent big box stores such as Walmart and Target, especially their electronics departments. Warner’s interests also include dealing in precious metals, going to jewelry shows, and swap meets, officials said.

Warner has an extensive criminal history including previous arrests for armed robbery, theft, weapon and drug possession. He should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading directly to Warner’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.

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