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Most Wanted: Gang suspect refuses to face gun charges

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U.S. Marshals are looking for a suspected gang member who has been eluding police, and they are asking the public to help find him.

Correy Ray, also known as C-Ray, was arrested in Jan. 11 at the Condone Terrace public housing apartments in Southeast Washington after police said he was found with a black 9mm handgun and ammunition. He was charged with carrying a pistol outside a home and possession of ammunition without a license.

Ray was released on bond, but never showed up for court.

"C-Ray blew it and needs to be taken back into custody," said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Burke said Ray is a known gang member, but Burke would not release the identity of the group because he did not want to "give them undue notoriety."

Ray, 35, is known to hang out in the area of Fourth and Atlantic streets SE.

He is listed as being 5-feet-10 and 180 pounds. He has the tattoo "ANIYA" written on his upper right arm.

Ray has arrest history in D.C. and Maryland, ranging from armed robbery to resisting arrest to drug offenses, authorities said.

Anyone with information about Ray's whereabouts can contact the U.S. Marshals at (301) 489-1717.

Since 2008, The Washington Examiner's "Most Wanted" feature has led directly to the capture or surrender of 51 fugitives. Among them were a man wanted in a 1997 cold-case slaying, a teenager accused of killing a 16-year-old boy and stuffing his body in a closet, and a key figure in one of the largest federal contracting scams in United States history.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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