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FBI Looking for Georgia Murder Suspect on St. Thomas


Jan. 23, 2008 — A fugitive suspected in three Georgia shootings — including a double homicide — may be hiding on St. Thomas, FBI officials said Wednesday.
Michael Jason Registe is wanted for allegedly killing two men in Columbus, Ga., July 20, said Special Agent Harry Rodriguez. The men were shot in the back of the head, execution-style, as they sat in a truck, Rodriguez said. One died at the scene and the other died shortly afterward.
On July 22, 2007, the Columbus Police Department obtained two felony arrest warrants charging Registe with the murders.
A day later a criminal complaint was obtained and a federal arrest warrant was issued, charging Registe in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
The FBI believes Registe may be hiding on St. Thomas and should be considered armed and dangerous, Rodriguez said.
Registe is also wanted on an unrelated charge of aggravated assault by the Columbus Police Department for a 2005 shooting. The victim in that shooting was severely wounded, Rodriguez said.
Registe is black, 5-foot, 8-inches tall, 140 pounds and in his 20s. He has used several dates of birth and aliases, including Michael Jason Registe, Michael Register, Michael Registe Jr., Jason Registe, Kareem Luke Penn, Hakeem Luke Penn, David Nathaniel Noland and David N. Noland.
He also has several tattoos, including the words "South Side" on his right upper arm, Chinese letters and the words "706 Ganxta" on his upper left arm, and a picture of the cartoon character Yosemite Sam with the words "Stick Up Kid" on his right forearm.
On Saturday, Registe was profiled on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" in an effort to locate this fugitive.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Jason Registe should contact the FBI in San Juan 24 hours a day at (787) 754-6000 or 1-877-FBI-SJPR (1-877-324-7577).
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