Authorities searching for armed, dangerous man out of Georgia

Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 16:59:58-05

The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task is searching for a man wanted for the murder of his mother.

According to authorities, Richard V. Merritt was being monitored by law enforcement with an ankle monitor and was scheduled to surrender on Feb. 1.

He was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Cobb County, where he had been convicted of stealing money from clients and elder abuse.

On Feb. 2, Merritt’s elderly mother was found dead and it was found that she was killed violently. Her vehicle was missing from the scene.

The vehicle he may be driving is a 2009 silver Lexus RX350 with a Georgia tag CBV 6004.

Authorities said he may have shaved his head or changed his appearance and is considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone sees Merritt, you are asked to contact law enforcement immediately.

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