Fugitive Watch: Wanted by the FBI

Eubanks is wanted for unlawful flight in a murder and rape case.

ByABC News

Jan. 23, 2008— -- Lester Eubanks is wanted for escaping from jail. On May 25, 1966, Eubanks was convicted of murdering a teenage girl during an attempted rape in Mansfield, Ohio. Eubanks shot the victim twice. He then returned to the victim's location and smashed her skull with a brick. At the time of the offense, Eubanks was on bail for another attempted rape.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Lester Edward Eubanks.

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Sex: Male

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 175 pounds

Race: Black

Nationality: American

Place of Birth: Ohio

Occupation: Eubanks is a former Air Force medic and house painter.

Scars and Marks: Eubanks has a 1 1/2" round scar on his upper-right arm, as well as a 3" scar on the same arm.

Alias: Victor A. Young, Victor Eubanks, Lester E. Eubanks

Remarks: Eubanks has been described as a quiet man, who is a "loner." He holds a degree in martial arts and also has a black belt in Karate. Additionally, Eubanks was a practicing Baptist and avid church-goer.

On December 7, 1973, Eubanks walked away from an honor assignment from the Ohio Correctional Center in Columbus, Ohio. Reportedly, Eubanks was taken to a shopping center in the south end of Columbus and dropped off to go Christmas shopping by prison officials. Eubanks failed to return to his scheduled pick-up point and was reported by prison officials as a "walkaway." Eubanks had been sentenced to death in the electric chair, and after three unsuccessful appeals, his death sentence was commuted to life in prison. This was due to a 1972 Supreme Court decision that ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lester Edward Eubanks by the Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County, state of Ohio, for escape from confinement. Additionally, on March 1, 1996, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, after Eubanks was charged with unlawful flight to avoid confinement.

Contact: If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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