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U.S. Marshals search for gang member 'Loverbutt'

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PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

An alert you need to hear about; a career-criminal the U.S. Marshals call a "menace to society." His name is Javaad Fisher but he's better known by the street-name "Loverbutt." Don't be fooled, agents say he is extremely dangerous.

NBC12 first told you about Fisher in July, and tonight, efforts have ramped up to get this known gang member off the streets.

He's spent the past decade in and out of federal prison and he's wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Investigators describe Javaad Fisher as a career criminal who is no stranger to law enforcement.

"In 2003 he did receive a 15 year federal sentence for distribution of crack," said Brian Stalnaker with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Fisher is a member of the "Third Ward" gang and operates primarily out of the Petersburg and tri-cities areas.

"We definitely feel like he is still gang banging," said Stalnaker. "He's been out on the street for a while now, he's been wanted for a while but we still feel like he's running with the same crew."

Court records show Fisher has an extensive criminal history with charges ranging from possession of cocaine to hit and run. He has spent the last decade in and out of federal prison.

"He's definitely a menace to society, he's dangerous, he's already done 15 years in the federal penitentiary. He violated probation twice," Stalnaker told us.

Fisher may be known on the street as "Loverbutt" or "Unk" and investigators believe he is still in the Petersburg area.

"We've had a couple sightings of him in the tri-cities, Petersburg area," Stalnaker said. "We feel like he may be getting assistance from maybe some other gang members in the area."

His last known address was in the 500 block of St. Luke Street in Petersburg but law enforcement has yet to track him down.

"I'm sure he's having help just staying on the down low and steering clear of police," added Stalnaker.

Despite his name, "Loverbutt" should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

"Javaad has no remorse, it seems, for anything he does,"Stalnaker explained.

Fisher has two bullet wound scars on his left arm and a tattoo of his initials "JF" on his right wrist.  The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is asking for help to get Javaad Fisher off the streets.

"We need to get Mr. Fisher into custody...definitely would make the Petersburg area a lot safer," he said.

If you can help the U-S Marshals track down Javaad Fisher, give them a call. The number is 1-877-926-8332 or, 1-877-WANTED-2. They are available 24 hours a day and you can remain anonymous.  

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