Skip to comments.FBI Captures Wagner!!
Posted on 12/05/2001 10:04:06 AM PST by mn-bush-man
Just announced on ABC Radio news at the top of the hour - FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitive was captured! No details yet
The FBI today is requesting the public's assistance for information leading to the arrest of FBI Top Ten Fugitive and U. S. Marshals Service Top 15 Fugitive Clayton Lee Waagner. Waagner had previously been convicted on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle. He escaped from the Dewitt County Jail in Clinton, Illinois, on February 22, 2001, where he was awaiting sentencing and facing a term of 15 years to life. Since his escape, Waagner is believed to have committed a number of bank robberies. Waagner has been formally charged with the robbery of a First Union Bank in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
During Labor Day weekend, 2001, Waagner abandoned a vehicle in Memphis, Tennessee, following a hit and run accident. Authorities recovered various items from the vehicle including a rifle, a shotgun, a pipe bomb, and anti-abortion literature. That same weekend, Waagner fled the area after committing a carjacking in nearby Tunica, Mississippi. Waagner had previously testified that he is an "anti-abortion warrior" and admitted to stalking abortion clinics around the country.
During the second week of October 2001, more than 280 letters that threatened to contain anthrax were mailed to women's reproductive health clinics on the east coast. The envelopes were marked "Time Sensitive" and "Urgent Security Notice Enclosed." The envelopes also bore return addresses of the U.S. Marshals Service or the U.S. Secret Service. During the first week of November 2001 a second series of more than 270 anthrax threat letters were sent to women's reproductive health clinics via Federal Express.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, authorities received information that Clayton Lee Waagner has claimed responsibility for sending these letters to women's reproductive health clinics.
The FBI considers Waagner to be the primary suspect. He is extremely intelligent and computer savvy. He has proven to be extremely resourceful in eluding law enforcement authorities and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. There is a $50,000 reward for any information leading to his capture.
The FBI considers Waagner's threats and all threats against abortion providers to be serious violations of Federal law, and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
It should be noted that these letters are not associated with the letters sent to the offices of Senators Dashle and Leahy which actually did contain anthrax.
This investigation is a joint law enforcement effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Postal Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and various state and local police agencies.
Any information regarding Clayton Lee Waagner can be reported to your local FBI office, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Postal Service, ATF, or your local police. Additional information regarding Waagner may be obtained by visiting the FBI website at http://www.fbi.gov or the U.S. Marshals' Service website at http://www.usdoj.gov/marshals.
Waagner is described as a white male, 6' 1'', 175 to 220 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was born in North Dakota on August 25, 1956 and uses numerous aliases. Due to possible frostbite injuries, Waagner may have limited use of his left hand and may, at times, walk with a limp. Waagner is also known to be a heavy smoker and gambler and to drink Crown Royal bourbon.
I am pro-life, but I cannot begin to describe how bad the attacks would be if this nutcase had carried out his threats.
Oh my, no. Horrors beyond horrors, he threatned the
killing factories (abortion clinics).
When Bongs are outlawed,we'll all get stoned.......or something to that effect.
Were these Mobile clinics that he was stalking???
Yeah, but he's been in the DOJ's sights for a long time because he wrote that anti-semitic "hate music".
Sitting on the copier and making copies of his arse?
I'm glad you agree. Using religion to foster a terrorist campaign to kill is beyond evil.
Abortion is legal in this country.
If you don't like the procedure don't have one. But for goodness sake don't kill the abortion doctor because of your belief. That makes you no better than bin Laden.
He looks just like Gary Condit's brother Darrell.
And his other brother, Darrell.
Looks are certainly deceiving. He makes Larry, Darryl and Darryl look like well-groomed scholars.
Here he is:
He is definately a liability to the cause, I am glad they got him.
Yeah, a real role-model.
I wondered how long it would take for the Eric Rudolph supporters to show up.
You wouldn't think he'd actually work for a living, now do you?
If you don't like the laws, work to change the hearts and minds of the people who elect our lawmakers. That's the only way for the pro-life cause to succeed.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.