US Marshals seek Christopher Cosey of Racine: 'A danger to himself'

RACINE -- The U.S. Marshals need your help in their search for a fugitive with a big drinking problem, who has become his own worst enemy.

"Well, he's a heavy drinker. A little bit unpredictable. He's kind of a danger to himself," said the agent on the cas.e

The U.S. Marshals are searching for Christopher Cosey, 40, of Racine -- in violation of his federal supervised release.

"He's had problems with being on probation for a while," the agent said.

U.S. Marshals said Cosey has a history of drugs, assault, resisting arrest and burglary. He served time behind bars for distributing 100 grams of crack cocaine and selling small amounts of heroin.

Close family members are aware Cosey is wanted by authorities.

"His family and friends are aware. They are aware of his substance abuse problems. I think it's been difficult for them to get him on the right track," the agent said.

While on federal probation, Cosey called his parole officer and said he would rather have the U.S. Marshals come after him instead of following the rules of his release.

"We will absolutely do that," the agent said.

But first, the U.S. Marshals are trying to nail down his exact location. He is believed to be hiding out in Racine. One of the addresses he is associated with is near 17th and Morton Avenue.

"Certainly any medical attention that he needs, he would get. It's really important for him, if he is drinking as heavily as he has in the past, for his health -- he needs to turn himself in and get sober," said the agent.

The U.S. Marshals are encouraging Cosey to put down the alcohol and get the help he needs. If you have information that could help the U.S. Marshals, you are urged to call 414-297-3707.