U.S. Fugitive In Penticton

On April 28th at 10:00 pm members of Penticton Citizens On Patrol checked the plate of a grey 2000 Pontiac Grand AM, near the Skaha Lake Turn Around in Penticton.

The plate came back as stolen out of Kamloops. Penticton RCMP members were advised. Upon attendance, the lone male occupant exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Penticton RCMP and the Police Service Dog were unable to locate the suspect.

The vehicle was found to be stolen from Surrey and was impounded for further examination.

One of the Penticton RCMP members got a look at the suspect and while watching a episode of the TV show America's Most Wanted noted that one of the wanted persons looked very much like the suspect he saw on April 28th.

Contact was made with the United States Marshall's office for further details. It was learned that the man on the Most Wanted program was Richard Lee McNair.

Fingerprint examination of the stolen vehicle impounded at Skaha Lake turn around confirmed that McNAIR was the person who fled from the vehicle.

McNair is described as a white male, 47 years of age, 6"0, 210 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair. McNair was serving three life sentences for murder and burglary.

He escaped from the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana on April 5th, 2006. McNair maintains a high level of fitness and is trained in the martial arts.

He normally wears glasses and a goatee - type beard. Do not approach as he is considered armed and dangerous.

The US Marshall Service is offering a reward up to $25,000 for information directly leading to McNair's arrest.

Anyone with any information regarding McNair are asked to contact the police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Be sure to watch the video of McNair on America's Most Wanted page.

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