Local and federal authorities continue to search for an escaped fugitive wanted for murder and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Shane Woods. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force have teamed up with other law enforcement agencies to find Shane Woods.

Woods escaped during his murder trial in February from the Fulton County Courthouse in downtown Atlanta.  Woods was out on bond and in civilian clothing. During the trial, prosecutors asked for his bond to be revoked because they alleged he tampered a witness. During a court recess, Woods walked away from the courthouse.

Although not at his trial, Woods was convicted of murdering Zachary Rose in Alpharetta in January 2013. He was sentence to life in prison plus five years.

Woods is 25 years old, 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. The public is advised not to approach the subject. Citizens are urged to report his whereabouts to authorities.

Contact U.S. Marshal Service Inspector Tom Kinsella or Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Neal Solomon at the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force at 770-508-2500 or the U.S.M.S. Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Tips can also be emailed to usms.wanted@usdoj.gov. All information is confidential.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.