A long, long rap sheet made Trevell Hicks the most wanted fugitive for area U.S. marshals this week.
Thirty-three-year-old Hicks is wanted in the District and Maryland for federal probation violations with underlying convictions of weapons offenses and armed bank robbery.
Investigators said what concerns them most is that some many of Hicks' charges involve firearms.
"We would like The Examiner's readers to help us locate Hicks before he has the opportunity to commit another crime with a firearm," said Matt Burke of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. "[Firearms] are always a concern, and he's been arrested in D.C. and Montgomery County, and he's got family in Prince George's County. So he's definitely a regional threat."
Hicks' extensive criminal history dates back to 1996. He has been arrested in D.C. and Maryland on charges of armed robbery, distribution of narcotics while armed, possession of drugs, burglary, armed bank robbery, escape, weapons violations and probation violations.
In 2008, D.C. police arrested Hicks after observing him sell what they think was the drug phencyclidine, or PCP, while armed.
Police set up a hidden observation post, then watched as Hicks was approached by another man and given money. Hicks then dipped a cigarette into a small container, which police later found to be a vial full of a clear liquid they think was PCP, and handed it to the unidentified customer, according to an affidavit filed by an officer at the arrest.
Hicks is 5-feet-8 and weighs 155 pounds. He has family and friends in Northeast Washington and Oxon Hill.
Anyone with information on Hicks should call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717 or the U.S. Marshals Service at 800-336-0201.
The Washington Examiner features a "Most Wanted" fugitive each Thursday. Information provided by readers of The Examiner has helped capture 20 fugitives -- including three in one week recently.
The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, run by the U.S. Marshals Service, is composed of 30 federal, state and local agencies from Baltimore to Norfolk. The unit has captured more than 29,000 wanted fugitives since its creation in 2004.