A Los Angeles man described by authorities as a sexual predator was added Thursday to the FBI’s list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, and a reward of up to $100,000 was offered for information that helps lead to his arrest.
Greg Alyn Carlson, 46, is being sought for his alleged involvement in an armed sexual assault in the Los Angeles area, and he should be considered armed and extremely dangerous, according to the FBI.
On July 13, 2017, Carlson allegedly committed a burglary in Los Angeles during which he attempted to sexually assault a woman while using a weapon, authorities said. According to the FBI, he is facing charges of burglary, assault with intent to commit rape and assault with a deadly weapon.
In September 2017, Carlson was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department, but he posted bond and was released, and officials believe he fled to South Carolina.
“At some point thereafter, investigators believe Carlson left South Carolina with a stolen handgun, a rental car and a significant amount of cash,” according to the FBI.
Carlson was seen Nov. 22, 2017, in Hoover, Alabama, where he led police on a high-speed pursuit, but police disengaged from the chase “due to the potential danger to the public,” and the suspect escaped, according to the FBI.
He was seen in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 28, 2017, and in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Nov. 30, 2017.
“While the FBI publicizes hundreds of fugitives at any given time, the List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives is reserved for a select few who need to be taken off the streets based on their horrible crimes and where widespread publicity can play an important role,” said Paul D. Delacourt, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
“Greg Alyn Carlson joins the notorious Top Ten list because he is considered an enemy to the public and we believe his violence may escalate,” Delacourt said. “My hope is that his photograph will be viewed by many on the Internet, on every phone, in every newspaper and on television sets across the world until he is caught.”
Based on their investigation, detectives believe Carlson is likely responsible for additional sexual assaults.
Carlson may be in possession of a stolen pistol. He was last seen traveling in a stolen white, four-door, 2017 Hyundai Accent rental car with South Carolina license plate NKI-770. Carlson previously lived in Santa Monica and Redondo Beach.
Carlson also uses the aliases Greg A. Carlson and Greg Alym Carlson. Carlson has indicated that he will not return to Los Angeles to face prosecution, according to the FBI.
He is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with graying brown hair and green eyes.
The FBI offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to Carlson’s arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts was urged to call the FBI at (888) 226-8443 or their local law enforcement agency.
Also, anyone who believes they were victimized by Carlson — but who has not yet reported the crime — was urged to call the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 486-6910.