FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
April 11, 2018

Update—Fugitive Arrested; FBI Asks for Public’s Help Finding Fugitive Shawn Weatherhead

Update April 11, 2018:  The California Highway Patrol arrested Shawn Frederick Weatherhead, age 46, near Legget, California on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, at approximately 3 p.m. Weatherhead was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for expired tags.  Weatherhead was cooperative and the arrest was without incident. Weatherhead made an official appearance in a federal court house in San Francisco today and will be held in custody until his next appearance, which is currently scheduled for April 19th, 2018.

The FBI is asking for the public's assistance in locating Shawn Frederick Weatherhead, a transient with ties to the Springfield/Eugene area in Oregon; to Eureka, California; and to Reno, Nevada. Weatherhead has allegedly contacted the FBI's Public Access Line (PAL) in Clarksburg, West Virginia or other FBI offices around the country, approximately 1,000 times since December 2015 from locations in California, Oregon, and Nevada. On at least three occasions, between April 1-2, 2017, Weatherhead allegedly threatened to kill people during his calls. A federal judge from the Northern District of California issued an arrest warrant on October 24, 2017, after prosecutors charged him with interstate communication of a threat to injure the person of another. Weatherhead is a white man with hazel eyes and brown hair. He stands 5'6" in height and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Additionally, he has multiple tattoos on his body, including on his forehead, chin, arm, wrist, hand, right leg, and back. Among his many tattoos is the word "dork" tattooed along his throat. Anyone with information about Weatherhead's location should contact their local FBI office or submit a tip via https://tips.fbi.gov. In Oregon, call the FBI at (503) 224-4181. In California, call the FBI in San Francisco at (415) 553-7400. In Nevada, call the FBI in Reno at (775) 328-4000.