Washington D.C. --
David Lee Green reputedly used a stun gun on
his children and an iron fist with his narcotics distribution ring.
Today, this violent drug kingpin and escaped federal prisoner scored
a spot on the United States Marshals famed “15 Most Wanted
Green is wanted for his June 19, 2000, escape from the Federal
Correctional Institution in Elkton, Ohio, where he was serving a
235-month sentence for cocaine distribution. He also is wanted for
possession of a machine gun by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office
in Georgia. Associates describe Green as a violent man who ruled his
Cleveland, Ohio crime network by intimidation, and viewed himself as
“the general of his
army.” He used family vacation trips as a cover for transporting
drugs, and was known for waking up his children with a stun gun.
During the 1980s and ‘90s, Green flooded Cleveland with millions of
dollars of cocaine.
“Everyone we’ve spoken to about this
man, even at the prison he escaped from, fears David Green,” said
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, Northern District of Ohio. “He can be one
of the most intimidating and dangerous men you’ll ever meet, but
like a chameleon, he can blend into your neighborhood and may be
living just down the street.” Due to the special notoriety of this
case, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America has agreed to
post Green’s wanted posters on highway billboards across the nation.
“David Green is a threat to the
safety of any community where he hides,” said John F. Clark,
Director of the United States Marshals Service. “But until he
strikes, he uses his expertise at changing his appearance and
identity to avoid capture.” The list of David Green’s firearms
violations, car thefts, and narcotics convictions is as long as the
list of alias names he has used throughout his criminal history.
Green, 67, has a four-inch scar on
his forehead from a plastic surgery operation that went bad,
constantly alters his facial hair, and wears different kinds of
toupees and baseball caps to alter his looks. His alias names
include: Daddy Dave, David Graff, Howard Green, Richard Green,
Anthony Yonik, and Howard D. Green.
He is 5’8” tall and has a heavy
muscular build. He weighs 208 pounds and is very conscientious about
working out. He has a reputation as a womanizer and purports to have
served as an Army “Airborne Ranger.” In truth, his problems with the
law began in the 1960s when he deserted the Army and was charged
under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for being absent without
leave. Green has been featured on America’s Most Wanted programs on
three occasions, and has been on the most wanted fugitive list in
northern Ohio for two years. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered
for information leading to Green’s arrest.
If you have information about Green’s
whereabouts, immediately contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service
office or call the U.S. Marshals hotline at 1-800-336-0102. Green’s
wanted poster is attached below. For more information, see the U.S.
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