Marshals seek violent fugitive with history of drug trafficking, abuse

(WOIO) - The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Grady Burson.

Burson is wanted by the U.S. Marshals on charges of escape.  Burson was convicted in January of 2008 on charges of cocaine possession.  Following his term of imprisonment, Burson was obligated to finish his sentence in a halfway house.  Burson escaped from the facility and was caught shortly thereafter.  He received an additional 15 months imprisonment for the escape charge.  He is currently wanted on a second escape charge.  On June 27th, Burson violated his terms of imprisonment by leaving the facility without proper authorization and failing to return.  Burson is again considered a federal escaped fugitive.  Burson has a history of drug trafficking and abuse.  Burson has evidence of violence in his background.  Burson's criminal history is extensive and he should be approached with caution.

Burson is a 24-year-old black male standing approximately 5'09", and weighing 170 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  Burson has numerous tattoos on his body to include both hands, and his right forearm.  Burson has previously used the alias "RED" and Eric Burson.  Burson has numerous family members and associates throughout Cleveland's west side.  Burson is known to frequent the west side of Cleveland specifically the area surrounding Detroit Road and W. 87th Street.  Burson is also known to be in the area of E. 63rd Street and St. Clair Avenue.

If you have any information in reference to Grady Burson, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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