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FBI Seeks Information in Search for Fugitive

FBI Chicago November 06, 2013
  • Special Agent Joan Hyde (312) 829-1199

CHICAGO—Robert J. Shields, Jr., Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is asking for the public’s help in locating a Chicago man who is sought on a federal drug charge.

Gerard M. Liles, also known as “Keppis,” age 30, whose last known address was 2950 West Harrison Street, was charged in a criminal complaint filed late last month in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of distribution of a controlled substance. The complaint alleges that on three occasions in 2010, Liles sold powder or crack cocaine to an individual who, unbeknownst to Liles, was cooperating with law enforcement. Liles was one of eight people charged in connection with the case. Law enforcement authorities attempted to locate and arrest Liles on Wednesday of last week, but he avoided capture and remains at-large.

Liles is described as a black male, 30 years of age, 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and he has a tattoo on his left arm that reads “RIP Tara” and depicts praying hands. He has strong ties to the west side of Chicago, but he is also believed to have connections to both Woodstock, Illinois, and Carbondale, Illinois.

Anyone recognizing Liles or having information about his current whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago FBI at 312-421-6700 or the local police.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.