MILWAUKEE - Federal authorities are searching for 23-year-old Datwon Carroll-Hopson, a man who they say has been busy covering his tracks for the last seven months.
"Mr. Hopson is very young. But unfortunately, he does have a disturbing criminal history," the agent on the case explained.
A warrant is out for Hopson’s arrest related to a parole violation. Authorities say he was in possession of a weapon.
"Mr. Hopson decided to once again engage in the position of a firearm, which he is prohibited given his felony status," the agent said.
Authorities say Hopson is considered armed and dangerous.
"The other concern we have is that Mr. Carroll-Hopson continues to possess firearms," the agent said.
Carroll-Hopson knows he is wanted by authorities. He has been given every opportunity to take care of his legal matters but has failed to do so. That is why the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force is turning to viewers for help.
"There is an application on your phone you can download, all information obtained is completely confidential no names or information are disbursed in our reports or investigations," the agent said.
U.S. Marshals say Carroll-Hopson goes by the nickname of "Fat Boy."
"He has a tattoo with the name 'Equana.' He has a tattoo on his left arm of '414' as well as "fat" and "love." And on his right arm he has the tattoo 'keep the faith,'" the agent said.
Hopson is described as being 5'8" tall and weighing 160 pounds.
"He usually keeps his hair cut clean and tight. He oftentimes has a small goatee." the agent said.
U.S Marshals advise those closest to Carroll-Hopson to point him in the right direction.
"He knows the warrants are active. We would encourage him to take care of this on his own. There’s no sense in putting his family and friends through the additional turmoil that is occurring while he is on the run," the agent said.
If you have information that could help location Carroll-Hopson, you can call the tipline at 414-297-3707 -- you can remain anonymous.