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MAJOR CASE: U.S. Marshals Request the Public Assistance to Locate West Virginia Man Wanted for First-Degree Murder


Reward up to $10,000

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For immediate release

Frederick Lamey, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of West Virginia
(681) 341-6647

Washington, DC – The U.S. Marshals Service in conjunction with its law enforcement partners continues its manhunt for wanted first-degree murder suspect, Kenneth Alan Stout

The ongoing investigation has discovered that Stout is likely exploiting the generosity of the religious community.  He frequents religious institutions and is likely representing himself as a handy man or a contractor, that is down on his luck as his wife just died from cancer and asking for financial support to covertly aid his run from justice. 

Wanted Fugitive Kenneth StoutStout, 63, is a white man, stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair, though he is mostly bald. His right arm and hand are noticeably scarred.

“It is imperative that the religious community and the public remain vigilant and be on the lookout for Stout, as he is considered armed and dangerous due to his violent tendencies”, said U.S. Marshal Michael T. Baylous. 

On April 27, The U.S. Marshals Service and Crime Stoppers of West Virginia announced a combined reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a Stout.

Stout is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the McDowell County Sheriff's Department for the first-degree murder of Barbara Baker, whose body was found April 1 in a vehicle on Beartown Branch Road in West Virginia.

Stout was last seen in the area of Dillon County, South Carolina, on Interstate 95 north, and is believed to frequent Jacksonville, Florida; Bristol, Tennessee; and the Kingsland, Georgia, area.

Anyone with information on Stout’s current location is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-WANTED-2 or the USMS Southern District of West Virginia at (304) 347-5136. 

Tips may be submitted via the USMS Tips App.  

Tips can also be emailed to the CUFFED Task Force Tip Hotline at, or can be submitted at  

Your information will be taken in strict confidence and your anonymity is guaranteed. 

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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