Lake Charles Fugitive Makes FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List
His crime is particularly heinous. He allegedly broke in to the 26 year old women’s home, raped her then brutally stabbed her in front of her 4 year old step-son. That was in 2008 and he is still on the run.
According to Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s New Orleans Office, today announces the addition of Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. He is the 499th addition to that list. Of the 500 fugitives appearing on the list, 469 have been apprehended or located, 155 of those as a result of citizen cooperation.
Guevara has been charged with second degree murder, aggravated rape, and aggravated burglary, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on April 17, 2008. Over a year later a federal arrest warrant was issued (October 1, 2009.)
The FBI press release indicated Guevara is described as a White (Hispanic) male, approximately 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall and weighing 160 to 180 pounds. He has black or dark brown hair and black eyes. He has a tattoo of the letter “J” on his shoulder. Guevara has been employed as a laborer. Guevara was born on February 11, 1988 in La Boquilla, Rioverde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said “We are very pleased the FBI has added Guevara to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. We have been actively looking for him since the murder in 2008, I am optimistic this will result in his capture and bring closure to the victim’s family who have been very patient during this ordeal in hopes we can bring Guevara back to Calcasieu Parish to face justice.”
A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to the location and arrest of Guevara. Anyone recognizing him or having any information as to his current whereabouts is asked to call the Lake Charles office of the New Orleans FBI at (337) 433-6353 or the nearest law enforcement agency. Given the nature of the charges filed against him, Guevara should be considered armed and dangerous.
Additional information about this case and the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive” program can be found online at http://www.fbi.gov/.