After four convicted sex offenders failed to register with Virginia State Police, the U.S. Marshals Service is asking for the public's help in tracking them down.
All four are native to southern Virginia -- specifically the Hampton Roads area -- though the U.S. Marshals Service warns they could theoretically be anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region. The four convicted sex offenders shown above are (left-to-right) Venny Green, Vergis Land, Linwood Tyner, and Lloyd Howard. In addition to being wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service, three are also currently wanted by Virginia Beach Police.
Anyone with information about these three fugitives is being asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-WANTED-2. There is a $500 reward being offered for tips that lead to arrests.
Venny Lonnie Green is believed to live in Norfolk, as he has for years, though he has a history of homelessness. Green was convicted of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree in New York in 1996. After failing to register with state police, a warrant was issued for his arrest on July 15, 2017.
Vergis Land is also a longtime Norfolk resident with a history of homelessness. He was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Battery in 1997. He has been on the lam for over two years since a warrant was issued for his arrest on August 13, 2015. Land is also currently wanted by Virginia Beach Police for a probation violation in connection to his original 1997 conviction.
The U.S. Marshals Service reports that Linwood Tyner, Jr., is known to frequent Virginia Beach and Ocean View. In 2008, Tyner was convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Child by a Custodian. Law enforcement has been searching for him since a warrant was issued for his arrest on April 10, 2014. He is also wanted by Virginia Beach Police for a probation violation in connection to the original 2008 charge of custodial indecent liberties.
Lloyd Howard -- who also goes by the nickname "Half-Pint" -- is a Norfolk resident believed to frequent the Lindenwood area. In 1986, Howard became a convicted rapist. A warrant for his arrest was on July 16, 2013, and police spent the past four years searching for him before the U.S. Marshals got involved. He is also wanted in Virginia Beach, but on drug possession charges.
Again, the U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to the capture of any of these four convicted sex offenders
If you have any information, please share it with the U.S. Marshals Service at this number: 1-877-WANTED-2