April 07, 2005 Southern District of Mississippi - Hattiesburg
Deputy U.S. Marshal Melanie Rube (601) 965-4444 or
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065

Mississippi Drug Kingpin Added to U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted List

David Tyree WarnerThere is a reason fugitive David Tyree Warner, 31, has the nickname of “Super Dave.” It represented the seemingly unlimited quantities of cocaine and marijuana he was able to provide to the streets via his extensive drug organization. Since Warner’s indictment in June 2004, twenty-five members of his drug gang have been arrested, but the kingpin himself went on the run.

Warner lived a life of endless luxury. He enjoyed expensive homes, race cars and motorcycles, custom jewelry, a string of Tennessee walking horses, and attending every significant sporting event in high style. But this lavish lifestyle was funded by an operation that distributed more than 8,000 kilograms of marijuana and more than 500 kilograms of cocaine. Demanding he answer for his crimes, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives indicted Warner for ‘conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana and criminal forfeiture.’

Along with the drug conspiracy, there have been allegations of witness intimidation and official corruption which have elevated the degree of danger concerning Warner’s criminal activities.

“David Warner has evaded arrest since 2004. Consequently, the U.S. Marshals have made his capture one of our top priorities,” said U.S. Marshal Nehemiah Flowers, Jr. of the Southern District of Mississippi.

Warner is a black male, 31 years old, 6 feet tall, 240 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
There is a reward for information leading to the arrest of Warner, and all inquiries remain confidential. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact their nearest U.S. Marshals Service office, or call the Marshals’ 24 hour phone line at 1-800-336-0102.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other national law enforcement agencies combined. Four of the individuals on their 15 MOST WANTED list have been apprehended in recent months.