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U.S. Marshals Looking For Disbarred Attorney Wanted For Murder After Removing Ankle Monitor And Fleeing

on February 7, 2019 - 2:03pm
Richard V. Merritt is on the lam
 
U.S. MARSHALS News:
 
ATLANTA - The U.S. Marshals-led Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force is searching for a man wanted for the murder of his mother in DeKalb County, Ga., after removing an ankle monitor and failing to appear and surrender himself to authorities for a previous conviction in Cobb County.
 
Richard V. Merritt, a disbarred attorney, was being monitored by law enforcement via an ankle monitor and was scheduled to surrender Feb. 1 after being sentenced to 30 years in jail in Cobb County, where he had been convicted of stealing money from clients and elder abuse.
 
Merritt's elderly mother was found dead Feb. 2, having been violently killed. Her vehicle was missing and Merritt's vehicle was recovered at the scene.
 
The vehicle he may be driving is a 2009 silver Lexus RX350, bearing a Georgia tag CBV 6004. He may have shaved his head or otherwise changed his appearance, and should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not try to engage him. If you see Merritt, contact law enforcement immediately.
 
For further information, contact the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force at 770.508.2500. Tip information also may be called in to the U.S. Marshals at 1.877.Wanted.2 (1.877.926.8332) or email usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.

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