A man suspected in a series of sexual assaults in Los Angeles was recently spotted in South Carolina, FBI officials said today.
Greg Alyn Carlson, 46, has been described by FBI officials as a "hot prowl rapist" who is suspected of breaking into several women's homes and sexually assaulting them while armed with a weapon.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Carlson in September 2017 on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, but he disappeared shortly after posting bond.
Investigators said today they had a "confirmed sighting" of Carlson in Mount Pleasant, S.C. two weeks ago where his mother still lives according to a news release released by the agency on Friday.
“While the FBI publicizes hundreds of fugitives at any given time, the List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives is reserved for a select few who need to be taken off the streets based on their horrible crimes and where widespread publicity can play an important role,” said Paul D. Delacourt, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
“Greg Alyn Carlson joins the notorious Top Ten list because he is considered an enemy to the public and we believe his violence may escalate," Delacourt continued. "My hope is that his photograph will be viewed by many on the Internet, on every phone, in every newspaper and on television sets across the world until he is caught.”
Authorities say Carlson was last seen driving a Hyundai Accent and that they believe he is still in the southeastern United States, while attempting to reach Mexico.
The FBI warned that Carlson may be armed with a pistol and is "extremely dangerous."
DNA evidence has also linked Carlson to a pair of sexual assaults in 2003.