Lester Edward Eubanks- Ohio- 1973 (Added in 2018) Oct 11, 2015 14:05:50 GMT -5 hrlovinstuff likes this
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 11, 2015 14:05:50 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: photograph of Eubanks from 1965 Right: Age-progressed. More photos available at FBI.Gov archived wanted poster)
Fugitive Profile as of October 11th, 2015: (based on FBI.Gov archived wanted poster, Ohio DOC Most Wanted listing, news articles)
Aliases: Victor A. Young, Victor Eubanks, "Pete", Victor Young, Victor A. Young, Pete Eubanks, Lester William Eubanks, Lester E. Eubanks
Dates of Birth Used: October 31, 1943; December 12, 1943; December 25, 1943 Hair: Black
Pace of Birth: Ohio
Weight: 175 pounds
Occupations: Eubanks was a former Air Force medic and worked in a waterbed store in the shipping and receiving department. He also painted houses to earn money.
Scars and Marks: Eubanks has a 1 1/2" round scar on his upper-right arm, as well as a 3" scar on the same arm.
Remarks: Eubanks has been described as a quiet man, who is a "loner." He holds a degree in martial arts and also has a black belt in Karate. Additionally, Eubanks was a practicing Baptist and avid church-goer. He is also known to be involved in religious activities within the community. Eubanks is left-handed. He has ties to the following areas: Michigan; Ohio; Alabama; and Canada. He also lived in Los Angeles, California, during the early 1990s.
Who to call if you've seen him: Ohio State Highway Patrol at 614-677-2792 or e-mail [email protected] or US Marshals (Who are offering a $15,000 reward) at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833)
"Lester Eubanks is wanted for escaping from jail. On May 25, 1966, Eubanks was convicted of murdering a teenage girl during an attempted rape in Mansfield, Ohio. Eubanks shot the victim twice. He then returned to the victim's location and smashed her skull with a brick. At the time of the offense, Eubanks was on bail for another attempted rape.
On December 7, 1973, Eubanks walked away from an honor assignment from the Ohio Correctional Center in Columbus, Ohio. Reportedly, Eubanks was taken to a shopping center in the south end of Columbus and dropped off to go Christmas shopping by prison officials. Eubanks failed to return to his scheduled pick-up point and was reported by prison officials as a "walkaway." Eubanks had been sentenced to death in the electric chair, and after three unsuccessful appeals, his death sentence was commuted to life in prison. This was due to a 1972 Supreme Court decision that ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.
An arrest warrant was issued for Lester Edward Eubanks by the Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County, state of Ohio, for escape from confinement. Additionally, on March 1, 1996, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, after Eubanks was charged with unlawful flight to avoid confinement."
Thoughts? The above was the FBI's archived profile for Lester Edward Eubanks, who is no longer on their website. According to a long-time AMW viewer who e-mailed us, Eubanks has aired on the show. Although I am surprised his case doesn't seem to have received as much attention on the show as other cold case prison escapees.
Despite the passage of time, I believe that whether Eubanks is dead or alive, this is a solvable case, and it is still possible he is alive considering 71 is not that old nowadays. (Heck, that's only 2 years older than John Walsh!)
Although the FBI no longer has Eubanks listed, the Ohio DRC (Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections) Most Wanted website still lists Eubanks as an active case as of this posting date (10/11/2015). It's the only reason I put their number for tipsters since I'm not sure if the FBI is handling this case anymore.
www.drc.state.oh.us/web/wanted.htm (Scroll down or hit ctrl + f to find Eubanks)
UPDATE: As of July 27th, 2018, Eubanks is still listed on the U.S. Marshals website as one of their most wanted fugitives out of the Northern District of Ohio: www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/
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