- 15 Most Wanted
Daniel William HIERS, Jr.
This individual is considered armed
and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend this fugitive
yourself. Report any information to the nearest
Office or firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeline of Events
- On March 31, 2005, the Goose Creek,
SC Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Hiers, alleging
that he murdered his wife.
- March 26, 2005, Profiled on
America's Most Wanted.
- March 15, 2005, Wife found murdered.
Last seen driving a red 2005 Chevrolet Aveo, SC
- March 9, 2005, Criminal Sexual
Conduct With a Minor issued.
- January 2005, Hiers resigned from
his position as a School Resource Officer and began working for
Banks Construction Company.
- November 2004, North Charleston SC
Police Department charged Hiers with Lewd Acts with a Minor in
November of 2004.
- Prior to November 2004, Hiers
is a former police officer who worked in three different
jurisdictions in the state of South Carolina. Hiers has a total of
11 years of police experience.
Daniel William Hiers, Jr. seemed to be a good cop, a faithful public servant for the city of
Charleston, South Carolina. But, he betrayed his badge in the worst way, using
it to gain the trust of a single mother with a young daughter, then allegedly
molesting the 10-year-old child over a period of months.
On November 24, 2004, Hiers, 32, was arrested by the North Charleston Police Department for committing
lewd acts on a child under the age of 16 and was released on bond. He was
promptly suspended from the police force.
The Dorchester County, SC Sheriff’s Department subsequently
filed additional charges against Hiers for first-degree criminal sexual conduct
with a minor. Hiers was scheduled to surrender on those charges on March 15, 2005, but failed to
meet his lawyer at the sheriff’s department. When Hiers’ mother looked for him
at his house, he was nowhere to be found. What was found in Hiers’ bedroom was
the body of his 24-year-old wife, Ludimila, killed with a gunshot to the head.
Neighbors observed Hiers leaving the house several hours before the gruesome
discovery was made. On March 31, 2005, the Goose Creek, SC Police Department
obtained an arrest warrant for Hiers, alleging that he murdered his wife.
Despite an intensive manhunt, South Carolina authorities have
been unable to locate Hiers, and requested the assistance of “Operation
Intercept”, a U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task force. The U.S. Marshals Service
has obtained a federal warrant for Hiers for unlawful flight to avoid
Hiers is described as a white male, age 32, 6’03”, 210 pounds with
blues eyes and blond hair. He has eleven years of police experience, is trained
in the martial arts, and maintains a high level of fitness. He is believed to
be armed with a .40 caliber Glock pistol and may possess a bullet-resistant
vest. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward for information directly
leading to Hiers’ arrest.