What Are Detroit's Most Wanted Criminals Wanted For?

What Are Detroit's Most Wanted Criminals Wanted For?

As of 2015, offenses for which several law enforcement agencies in the Detroit area seek fugitives who are considered their "most wanted" include drug trafficking, rape and escaping from prison. The agencies include the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Detroit offices of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Marshals Service.

The DEA wants Oluwasheun Akorede for failing to appear in court on drug-trafficking charges. Akorede also appears on the Detroit office of the U.S. Marshals Service list. Authorities seek Raymundo Alvarez-Ruiz for allegedly possessing, with the intent to sell, more than a kilogram of heroin within what the DEA considers a "continuing criminal enterprise."

The U.S. Marshals want Dwayne Richards for possessing a firearm while being a felon. The service also wants Corey Deshawn Gaston for fleeing to avoid prosecution on charges of kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old child in 2007.

Among the oldest most-wanted cases in the Michigan Department of Corrections is Leroy Grimble, who escaped from prison in 1973 while serving a robbery sentence. Another escapee, Buzz N. Walker, also escaped in 1973 after he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.

Forty-four people are on the Detroit DEA's most-wanted list as of November 2015. The Michigan DOC has 22 people on its escapee list.