U.S. marshals are looking for a fugitive from justice who has a relatively short criminal history but has started out with a bang.

Authorities are asking the public to help find Jason Shaw, a 22-year-old from Silver Spring, who has warrants in Prince George's County for failing to appear in court to answer charges of assault with a handgun and resisting arrest in separate incidents. He is also wanted on a larceny charge in Prince George's County.

Matt Burke, of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said this week's Most Wanted suspect is racing down the "wrong road" now that he is involved in crimes of violence with firearms.

"We need to pick him up before he goes further down that wrong road and ends up hurting someone else or himself," Burke said.

Shaw has a few prior arrests, starting with a drug arrest in 2007, but quickly moved to arrests for assault with a firearm and hindering the police in 2008 and resisting arrest in 2010, Burke said.

Shaw had lived on Mount Pisgah Road in Silver Spring, and is still believed to be in the area. Authorities said he could also be in Hyattsville or the District.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force would like the public's help in developing leads on this case. Anyone with information should contact the task force at 301-489-1717 or 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 fugitives since its creation in 2004.