A Lorain man has been added to the U.S. Marshals’ “Dangerous Dozen” most-wanted list.
Joe Taylor, 44, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.
According to Marshals, he has a long history of violent charges.
Lorain police Lt. Mark Carpentiere said Taylor has been a suspect in numerous cases, but he couldn’t confirm what he has been convicted of. Online records with Lorain County Common Pleas Court and Elyria Municipal Court were not available this afternoon.
Three other fugitives are new to this month’s list:
- Henry Wells is a Toledo-area fugitive wanted on a federal probation violation warrant where his original charge was a federal sex offender registration violation under the Adam Walsh Act. Wells is a habitual violator and is also deaf in both ears, according to Marshals.
- Dontay Taylor is an Akron-area fugitive wanted for homicide and felonious assault stemming from an incident this summer in which he allegedly fired into a club striking several people and killing one of them. Taylor is a known gang member and has a violent criminal history, Marshals said.
- Michael Evans is a Cleveland area fugitive wanted on numerous charges including a weapons offense, fraud, forgery and larceny. He has been on the run since 2007 and has a long criminal history of violent offenses.
View the Dangerous Dozen flier: