Day 4 of search for escaped sex offender Eric Eugene Hartwell, GPS ankle bracelet cut off Friday
DENVER – Today is day four of the search for convicted child rapist who cut off his GPS bracelet and disappeared in Denver. Eric Eugene Hartwell, 51, was convicted of raping a child in 1991 and attempted indecent liberties in 1996. According to the state sex offender registry, he is registered in Denver at 2765 S. Federal Blvd., unit 307. That address corresponds to an Independence House location where offenders live.
On Monday, the U.S. Marshals Service said they have received about a dozen tips about Hartwell, but they have not yet found him. “Yesterday, a federal arrest warrant was issued and the United States Marshals Service is actively seeking Hartwell,” said Charlie Ahmad of the U.S. Marshals Service. “We believe him to be extremely violent. We are bringing significant resources to bear and we need the public’s help to get Eric Hartwell in custody as quickly as possible,” Ahmad added.
Anyone with information on Hartwell’s whereabouts is asked to called the United States Marshals Service’s 24-hour tipline at 1-877-WANTED2. A reward is being offered for information leading to his capture. He is wanted for violating both state and federal parole conditions. “Hartwell is known as a violent sexual offender who preys on young females. Hartwell is known to change appearance frequently by growing facial hair,” according to a federal wanted poster. Hartwell is described as a white man who is 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He has blue eyes, blond or strawberry-blond hair and has a tattoo on his right hand. READ MORE HERE