Lee Waagner Named to FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
Federal Bureau of Investigation today placed Clayton Lee
Waagner, a convicted felon, on its "Ten Most Wanted
Fugitives" list. Waagner is also one of the United
States Marshals Service's "Fifteen Most Wanted Fugitives".
He is being sought for escaping from federal custody in
Illinois, bank robbery in Pennsylvania, federal firearms
violations in Tennessee, and carjacking in Mississippi.
This case is being investigated jointly by the FBI, the
United States Marshals Service, as well as state and local
law enforcement agencies. Waagner should be considered
armed and extremely dangerous.
February 22, 2001, Clayton Lee Waagner escaped from the
DeWitt County Jail in Clinton, Illinois, where he was
awaiting sentencing after having been convicted on federal
weapons and stolen motor vehicle charges. He then allegedly
robbed a bank in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in May of 2001.
In addition, Waagner is also suspected of other bank robberies
in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On September 7, 2001,
after Waagner's involvement in a traffic accident in Memphis,
Tennessee, authorities recovered law enforcement-type
equipment, anti-abortion literature, and weapons, allegedly
belonging to Waagner. Later that day, Waagner allegedly
carjacked an elderly victim at gunpoint near a casino
in Robinsonville, Mississippi. The victim was released
approximately two hours later, however the vehicle, a
1995 burgundy Ford Econoline van with Tennessee license
plates reading BAE110, has not been recovered.
is described as a White male, 6'1", 175 to 220 pounds,
with brown hair and green eyes. He was born in North Dakota
on August 25, 1956, and uses numerous aliases. Due to
possible frostbite injuries suffered during his escape
on his hand and toes, Waagner may have limited use of
his left hand and may, at times, walk with a limp. He
is known to be pro-life and has, in the past, allegedly
made threats against abortion clinics and doctors. He
has survivalist skills and may be heavily armed.
Lee Waagner is the 467th person to be placed on the FBI's
"Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list, which began
in 1950. Since then, 438 fugitives have been apprehended
or located, 140 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.
reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for any information
leading directly to the arrest of Clayton Lee Waagner.
Individuals with information concerning Clayton Lee Waagner
should take no action themselves, but instead immediately
contact the nearest office of the FBI, United States Marshals
Service, or local law enforcement agency. For any possible
sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest
U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
information about Clayton Lee Waagner, including his wanted
poster, is available on the FBI's Internet Home Page.
The FBI's Internet Home Page address is: http://www.fbi.gov.