US Marshals, ATF offering $20K reward for capture of 2 Louisville fugitives
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The U.S. Marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are searching for two Louisville men wanted on federal narcotics charges and are offering rewards for info leading to arrests.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service said it is offering combined rewards of up to $20,000 each for the arrest of Chicoby Summers, 27, and Jerlen Horton, 28.
According to a release, both men are on federal probation and have been associated with the Victory Park Crips, a violent street gang operating in the west end of Louisville.
Summers and Horton were subjects in an investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department and the ATF in Nov. 2021.
“They’ve known each other whole lives. We know that they were close associates of each other and we know that they were together when they fled,” Deputy US Marshal Joe Palmer said.
Officials said as investigators closed in on their location in an effort to make arrests, they got away from police after ramming into police cruisers and starting a high-speed pursuit.
Summers is said to have removed his ankle monitor at the time, the release states.
”Where they have zero regard for the public, for the police, or any property around them, and they will do just about anything you can think of to not be brought to justice,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Supervisor Matthew Peters said.
Numerous leads have been received from across the U.S. on the whereabouts of the two men, including from California, Tennessee and Georgia. Investigators said they believe both men are together.
”We do believe that they are still together, that they could be located together,” ATF Louisville Special Agent Cassandra Mullins said. “We believe that there are individuals in the Louisville community and elsewhere that have information on their whereabouts and we are encouraging them to come forward.”
Summers is described as a Black man standing six feet tall and weighing 240 pounds. He is listed with black hair and brown eyes.
Horton is described as a Black man standing five feet, nine inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
“Their livelihood depends on the distribution and the threat of violence, and so we believe they are going to do whatever they can to avoid apprehension,” Palmer said.
“All it takes is that right person to come forward with that right piece of information,” Peters said. “We get that, we can put that into out systems and some of the other information that we may gather just maybe that one missing piece that we are looking for to help us bring this case to closure.”
Officials said both men should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
Anyone with any information on the two men’s whereabouts are asked to contact local law enforcement, or by submitting a tip to the U.S. Marshalls online through their tips app or calling (877) WANTED2 (926-8332).
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