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For Immediate Release

Brian W. Fair, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Louisiana
(504) 589-6872

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals New Orleans Task Force Requests Public's Assistance in Locating New Orleans Police Department Sex Offender Fugitive

New Orleans, LA – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Eastern District of Louisiana New Orleans Task Force is requesting public assistance in locating New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) fugitive, Roland Nelson Jr. (AKA: Michael Nelson, 35 years old, 5'08", 180 lbs., dark complexion, eyebrow and other facial piercings, gold teeth) Nelson last reported that he was residing at an apartment in the 7200 block of Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana but also has ties to the 1700 block of Elysian Fields Ave. in New Orleans, Louisiana . New Orleans Police Department has an active warrant for Nelson related to Domestic Violence on a Dating Partner from April of 2020, and he has a history of arrests for Domestic Violence by Strangulation.

Nelson was convicted in 2009 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana of Forcible Rape and law enforcement records indicate the victim was a juvenile. As a result of that conviction Nelson was classified by the state of Louisiana as a Tier 3 Sex Offender and he is required to register for life.

A joint investigation by the New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana Probation and Parole, Louisiana State Police, and the U.S. Marshals Service determined that Nelson has been providing false information as to his actual residence for the New Orleans Police Department Sex Offender Registry. He is also currently on active Louisiana Probation for a prior felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender conviction and for Failure to Comply with Lifetime Louisiana Probation and Parole Supervised Release and he is now in violation by not reporting to law enforcement as directed.

Any information about Nelson or other violent fugitives and sex offenders can be provided to the U.S. Marshals Service at (504) 589-6872 or via email at usms.wanted@usdoj.gov. Crime stoppers GNO may also be contacted with tips at (504) 822-1111.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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