BOSTON — Last week, the Massachusetts State Police added five names to its Most Wanted Fugitive List.
Among them are two men accused of two vastly different crimes.
But both of them, right now, are getting a lot of attention from the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.
“To make this list, you earn your way on it,” Mass State Police Colonel Christopher Mason told me. “And you earn your way on it through some very bad acts.”
Today we added five violent fugitives to our Most Wanted list. These men are wanted for murders, attempted murders, and sexual assaults. We ask for the public's help so we can take them off the streets and secure justice for their victims.https://t.co/3MMZu9o1xZ pic.twitter.com/5gCqM90MuO— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) March 18, 2021
Marvin Viega, Jr wanted for a murder in October, and he already occupies a unique place on the State Police Most Wanted Violent Fugitive List.
“I would say he is one of the most, if not the most dangerous guys we’ve ever dealt with,” Mass State Police Detective Lieutenant Michael Farley said.
Marvin Viega is wanted for the October 13, 2020 murder of a Brockton man, who was shot in the head.
Authorities say as many as ten shots were fired in the attack.
Boston 25 News was in court when Marvin Viega in 2011 arraigned on charges related to a violent confrontation with Boston police.
Viega was convicted and served time for pointing a loaded M16 rifle at Boston police during a traffic stop.
Viega was shot in the leg and survived.
Now that Viega is wanted for murder, Mass State Police hope Viega’s extensive tattoos might give him away.
But police say, if he looks familiar give them a call, don’t approach him.
“His criminal history, the charge he is alleged to have committed here, we don’t want anyone encountering him at all, other than law enforcement,” Detective Lt Farley said.
The State Police are also trying to find 49-year-old Alexander Keen Grant.
He’s wanted for child rape.
Grant disappeared after he didn’t show up to court in 2014.
“He got her intoxicated gave her the alcohol,” Lt Farley said. " At that point, he committed a sexual assault. It’s a terrible crime.”
Grant also has a domestic violence conviction on his record with another warrant from Newton District Court.
Grant is an avid boater, he has family on Cape Cod and has ties to Kentucky, Vermont, Arizona Rhode Island.
“There is at least one person who knows where this guy is. We need them to finally do the right thing and make a phone call,” Lt Farley said.
If you have any information about these cases, contact the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1.800.KAPTURE.
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