Richmond, VA – The U.S. Marshals Service's Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force is asking for the public's assistance in finding two violent felons who escaped from the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center in Chesterfield County, Virginia, July 13.
The Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of each fugitive.
During the escape, a correctional officer was assaulted, and Rashad E. Williams and Jabar Ali Taylor fled through a hole that was cut in a perimeter fence, with a getaway vehicle staged outside of the detention center.
The two fugitives, one of whom has been convicted of two homicides, are believed to have traveled north after the escape, where both have significant ties. They are believed to be together but may have separated.
"The danger posed by these fugitives and their escape should not be taken lightly by anyone," said Nick E. Proffitt, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia. "The fugitives went to great lengths to affect the escape, and they pose a significant threat to any law enforcement officer or member of the public who may encounter them."
Taylor, 20, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated malicious assault. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.
Williams, 18, was convicted of malicious wounding and robbery. He is 5 feet 7 inches and approximately 140 pounds. The pair has known ties to Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. They also have ties to North Carolina.
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