Most Wanted: Regional menace continues to elude cops

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Lyndell Christie has been on the run for more than three years, and U.S. Marshals are asking the public for information to bring him into custody.

The 31-year-old is wanted on three separate warrants in connection to theft and drug convictions in D.C. and Maryland. His rap sheet includes arrests on charges of distribution of narcotics while armed, burglary, thefts, stolen cars, threats, assault and failing to follow court orders.

Supervisory Inspector Matt Burke of the Capital Area Region Fugitive Task Force, is worried that Christie is committing more crimes than simply running from authorities.

"With his lengthy criminal history, our concern is that Christie is continuing criminal behavior while he is out and about," said Burke. It's time to bring him back in and we need the Examiner reader's help."

Christie is described as 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds. Christie has a distinctive teardrop tattoo under his left eye and tattoos on both wrists and his ring finger.

Christie has a history of spending time in Northeast Washington and the Seabrook neighborhood near Lanham in Prince George's County. Anyone with information should call 301-489-1717.

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

Since 2008, The Washington Examiner's "Most Wanted" weekly feature has led directly to the capture or surrender of 53 fugitives, including one last month who had his newspaper clipping in his pocket when he was captured.

At least nine of the captured fugitives were wanted for murder or had previously been convicted of a homicide.

The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, run by the U.S. Marshals Service, is comprised of 30 federal, state and local agencies from Baltimore to Norfolk. The task force has captured more than 33,000 wanted fugitives since its creation in 2004.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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