Most Wanted: Registered sex offender on the run from marshals

Local,Maryland,Crime,Abby Hamblin

A Maryland man who is a lifetime registered sex offender is now on the run and wanted by the U.S. marshals.

Joseph Sloan, 42, is wanted for a case of felony theft last year in Charles County and most recently was a resident of Mechanicsville. But he has lived in the Curtis Bay neighborhood of Baltimore, as well as in Virginia, California and Nevada.

"Sloan has a violent history and multiple contacts with police for indecent exposure," said Supervisory Inspector Matt Burke, of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. "He is very mobile and could be anywhere. We'd like The Examiner's readers' assistance in developing information regarding his current whereabouts."

Sloan's criminal history includes many offenses all around the country, including armed robbery, burglary, arson threat, assault and desertion from the Navy. His multiple convictions for indecent exposure date from 1997 to 2008 in Maryland and Nevada.

Although he is well-traveled, the Charles County Sheriff's Office said he was known to have been homeless at times throughout Maryland.

His distinctive features include moles around his upper lip and cheek. Sloan has also been known to wear a mustache and beard. He is said to be 5-foot-9 and weigh 190 pounds.

Anyone with information on Sloan's whereabouts is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

(See a photo gallery of all 48 fugitives captured thanks to tips from Examiner readers)

Since 2008, The Examiner's "Most Wanted" weekly feature has led directly to the capture or surrender of 48 fugitives -- including murderers, armed robbers, kidnappers, sex offenders, drug dealers and con artists -- federal officials say.

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