Most Wanted: Fugitive wanted for robbing dog walker at gunpoint

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe

U.S. marshals are looking for a fugitive who police say robbed a dog walker at gunpoint in a normally quiet neighborhood, and authorities are asking the public for information that could lead to an arrest.

Kevin Deon Barnett, 35, is wanted by the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office on charges of armed robbery and assault for an incident that occurred on Jan. 6, 2012.

Deputies say Barnett approached a man and his dog at the grassy intersection near Barnaby Stream Valley Park in Temple Hills. Barnett pulled out a gun and demanded money, they say.

Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said Barnett has an extensive history of crimes involving guns.

"This is a crime that deprives citizens of feeling safe in their own neighborhoods," Burke said. "We'd like to pick up Barnett before he has an opportunity to victimize anyone else, especially during the holidays."

(View a photo gallery of all 49 fugitives captured after their cases appeared in the Examiner)

Barnett has an arrest history dating back to 1995, including for armed robbery, attempted murder, rape and assault, authorities say.

He is listed as 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds. He's lived on Rena Road in Suitland and on Congress Street in D.C.

Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Since 2008, the "Most Wanted" feature has led directly to the capture or surrender of 49 people, including murderers, armed robbers, kidnappers, sex offenders, drug dealers and con artists, federal officials say. At least eight captured were wanted in a killing or had previously been convicted of a homicide.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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