Hunt is on for Prentiss Rhode, wanted for kidnapping

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- U.S. Marshals are looking for 37-year-old Prentiss Rhodes.

Rhodes and others were accused of playing roles in a 2001 crime involving kidnapping and torture.

Investigators say Rhodes and other associates held a man at a north side car wash -- trying to get him to say where he was holding a large amount of cash and drugs.

Officials say the now closed down car was was run by a family linked to a notorious gang: the Ghetto Boys.

The man was taken into a room at the car wash, bound and blindfolded. Then, he was reportedly shot in the foot, beaten with a baseball bat and burned with cigarettes in order to get him to reveal the location where he was hiding money and/or drugs that he had to sell.

U.S. Marshals say at one point, the man asked them to just shoot him in the back of the head.

Marshals believe there would have been a murder, had one of the guards not fallen asleep -- allowing the victim to quietly wander out of the wash.

U.S. Marshals say Rhodes spent nearly a decade behind bars, but when he got out he eventually dropped off of law enforcement's radar.

Law enforcement officials believe Rhodes could be hiding out on Milwaukee's north side. He may be using the alias "Timothy Turner."

If you've seen him you're asked to call law enforcement at 414-297-3707.