Two Port Angeles fugitives: armed, at large
By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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Law enforcement officers said they have no firm clues on where the two Port Angeles residents wanted for separate violent offenses could be.
Port Angeles police have been searching for 37-year-old Andrew David Nilsson, also known as Andrew Stanger, since Thursday after officers did not find him at his residence in the 800 block of East Eighth Street, said Sgt. Barb McFall, lead investigator.
Police said they have collected no solid leads since Thursday and are encouraging Nilsson, who they suspect could be dangerous and armed with an AK-47, to turn himself in.
“We do hope he comes in, and we can talk about it, and no one gets hurt,” McFall said.
Police are seeking to arrest Nilsson for investigation of second-degree assault, felony unlawful imprisonment, felony harassment, fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft.
The alleged offenses are related to an incident that began Sept. 29 involving a single individual, McFall said.
Nilsson is described as white,
5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
Clallam County Sheriff's Office deputies are still on the lookout for Mario Wayne Hackney, 45, after he allegedly fired a shotgun at a man outside a residence in the 200 block of Cameron Road on Sept. 20.
Hackney, who police say should also be considered armed and dangerous, has been charged in absentia with one count of attempted murder.
Hackney, who is also known by the name Don Lennon, is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds and having brown hair and blue eyes.
He has extensive tattoos on both arms and his chest.
He may be driving a red Ford Explorer, which he does not own, authorities have said.
Law enforcement officials also believe he may be wearing a wig and bandana to disguise his appearance.
Sheriff's detective Lyman Moores said no useful information has arisen recently into the search for Hackney, who was last seen after a brief car chase on Sept. 23 near Blyn.
“We have no idea where he is at this point, Moores said.
Based on information received so far, McFall said police believe Nilsson to still be in Clallam County, though interviews with his mother and other associates have produced no detailed information.
Port Angeles police served a search warrant at Nilsson's Eighth Street apartment last Thursday and found a small explosive device, later confiscated by the State Patrol's bomb squad.
The car Nilsson owns, a white 1990 Honda Prelude with Washington license plate AHK8429, has also not been seen since Thursday.
Nilsson is not associated with any other vehicles.
McFall said Nilsson is not necessarily a danger to the general public, though he has threatened friends of the alleged domestic violence victim.
The friends, who have told police they believe Nilsson to be suffering from paranoia, said they consider him fully capable of carrying out his threats, McFall said.
“They are definitely afraid of him,” McFall said.
McFall said Helping Families of Clallam County, a nonprofit agency that provides support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, is working to provide the victim a safe place to stay while police search for Nilsson.
Anyone who thinks they might have seen Nilsson should not confront him but get to a safe place and call 9-1-1, McFall said.
“If he feels he's backed into a corner, there's no telling what he would do,” she said.
Any who see Hackney also should not approach but instead call 9-1-1.
North Olympic Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Hackney's capture.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: October 06. 2012 10:00PM