Reuben Bennett Blackwell is wanted for allegedly abducting his son, Reuben Bennett Blackwell, II, from Clinton (Prince George's County), Maryland, on May 6, 1996. Blackwell allegedly fled the state of Maryland to avoid arrest and to obstruct the lawful exercise of parental custody held by the mother of the victim. After he was charged locally with parental abduction, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Blackwell in the United States District Court, District of Maryland, Greenbelt, Maryland, on September 22, 2000, after he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Blackwell has high blood pressure. His hair may be graying at the temples. Blackwell has, in the past, threatened to harm his son and himself.