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FBI Offers Reward in Search for Fugitive

FBI Chicago April 23, 2013
  • Special Agent Joan Hyde (312) 829-1199

Cory B. Nelson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is asking for the public’s help in locating a Chicago man who allegedly violated the conditions of his parole and has been on the run from authorities. Mr. Nelson also announced that the FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the apprehension of the fugitive.

Paris Poe, aka “Polerowski,” pictured at the end of this release, is wanted pursuant to a federal arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid custody and confinement, a felony offense. Poe is also being sought for questioning in a federal murder investigation.

The arrest warrant was filed last week in the United States District Court in Chicago. Poe was convicted in the Circuit Court of Cook County for aggravated battery and robbery, and after spending a portion of his sentence in state custody, he was released in June 2011 on parole for the remainder of his sentence. According to the warrant, Poe is charged with traveling interstate to avoid custody for a parole violation. Efforts thus far by law enforcement to locate and apprehend him have been unsuccessful. During the course of their search for Poe, authorities developed information that Poe may have fled the state, leading to the filing of the federal warrant and an ongoing manhunt coordinated by the Chicago FBI.

Poe’s last known address was 5904 South Indiana in Chicago. He is described as a black/male, 33 years old, 6’0” tall, 200 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair that he often wears in braids. He has numerous tattoos, including “Chief Hobo” on his upper right arm and “RIP Angie” on his upper left arm.

Poe is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago office of the FBI at (312) 421-6700 or local law enforcement authorities.

Chicago Fugitive Paris Poe, Photo 1 of 3 (4/23/13)  Chicago Fugitive Paris Poe, Photo 2 of 3 (4/23/13)

Chicago Fugitive Paris Poe, Photo 3 of 3 (4/23/13)