Fred Wert - Michigan/Texas - 1993/1997 Dec 13, 2013 12:29:09 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Dec 13, 2013 12:29:09 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: amw.com archives)
Fugitive Profile as of August 31st, 2014 (Based on 2011 AMW.COM archived profile, FBI.Gov wanted poster):
Aliases: Fred Ropes, Fred Sweat, Fred Antone, James Michael Zecli, Billy Morgan, Billy Ray Shugart, Billy Shugart, Billy Ray Shugary, Billy Shugary, Bill Shugart, Michael Tackett, Mark Spencer, "Highway", "Travellin' Man", "Billie Willie"
Dates of Birth Used: January 26, 1960; April 20, 1966
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):Brown, Could have a mustache
Scars and Tattoos:
-He bites his lip and has a scar from it
-On his right arm he has two hammers with the word "Carnie Power"
-On his left arm he has a skull with wings
-On his chest he has "Cheryl"
-One his right shoulder he has "Highway"
Traits and Habits:
-Likes to travel
-Usually works as a truck driver or with the carnival
-Wert could literally be anywhere in the United States, because he is known to work for traveling carnivals.
-Texas authorities say they're looking for Wert, who they knew as Billy Ray Shugart, for a sex offense in their state.
Other Possible Locations:
-Lower 48 States , USA
-Midwest , USA
-Detroit , MI
-Because Wert is known to work for traveling carnivals, he could be anywhere. He has family ties to the Midwest.
Last Known Locations:
-Wert fled before he could be charged with the Texas sex assault.
Who to call if you've seen him: If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
Fred Wert is wanted out of both Michigan and Texas. He was aired on AMW four times from 2005 to 2009.
Fred Wert and Joann Antone met while working for a traveling carnival in the Midwestern US. They started dating and had a daughter together, but afterwards, Fred went back to travelling with carnivals. When Fred was home, he was abusive to Joann, so she made him move out. On March 1, 1993, Fred went to Joann's home in Detroit, Michigan, where she was dating a childhood friend named Mark Spencer. Mark went outside to calm Fred down, who was banging on the house, when Fred shot Mark to death. Mark died in Joann's arms while Fred fled.
In June 1997, Fred was using the name Billy Ray Shugart and living with a new girlfriend in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He was arrested for raping his girlfriend's daughter and his fingerprints were taken. Fred fled again before the fingerprints revealed that "Billy" was actually Fred Wert.
Thoughts? The problem with finding Fred Wert is that he's worked as a truck driver and at carnivals, so he could really be anywhere in the Lower 48 States. He has several distinctive tattoos so that may be the best hope at finally catching him.
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