Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Deputy U.S. Marshals say our Fugitive of the Week scored lottery money, but not by playing the lottery and winning.
Detectives with the Fugitive Task Force say 54-year-old William Rice grabbed lottery money while a grocery store employee was emptying the machine.
The suspect that also goes by the names “Silk” and “Billy” has had a lengthy criminal history.
“Basically his entire adult life, he's been committing crimes, very significant that he's had 28 felony arrests and done four separate state sentences, so far,” said Deputy US Marshal Julie Gossin.
Deputies don't believe rice has gone very far. He was last reported near the 100 block of Warner Avenue and in the South Avenue area.
“The Task Force would like any information from the public as to his current whereabouts. We would like to take custody of this career criminal and take him off the street,” Deputy Gossin said.
Deputies believe Rice may be seeking a job as a painter.
He is wanted for Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.
William Rice is listed by US Marshal Deputies as:
- 6 feet-tall
- 200 pounds
- Black hair
- Brown eyes
- Tattoo on his left arm that says “Silk” and one on his back left shoulder that says “Ann Rice”
- Scars on his nose and left ear
- Piercing in his left ear
If you have any information that can help officials locate Rice, you are urged to call the Fugitive Task Force Tip Line at (315) 473-7625.