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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

Friday, July 24, 2015

Feds seeking fugitives in block burner investigation

Fugitives identified as kilogram-quantity drug suppliers in Block Burner gang investigation

Indianapolis—Federal law enforcement is still seeking the whereabouts of two federal fugitives who escaped capture from this week’s massive operation to arrest members of the Block Burner gang which operated on the East side of Indianapolis. William Edward Dodd, 32, and Eskivel Reynosa De La Cruz, 28, were last seen in Indianapolis on July 21, 2015, and are considered armed federal fugitives.

According to a federal criminal complaint filed on July 22, 2015, Dodd received five to ten kilograms of cocaine on multiple occasions from Dominican Republic sources of supply identified as Eskivel Reynosa De La Cruz and Gerardo Garcia. Law enforcement is still seeking to locate and arrest Dodd and De La Cruz.

When Dodd’s stash house located at 2566 S. Keystone Avenue was searched, agents recovered approximately $80,000 in cash and multiple packages of cocaine ready for resale. When Dodd’s residence was searched, agents found a loaded firearm and approximately $10,000 in cash.

United States Attorney Josh Minkler implored members of our community to come forward with any information that might lead to his arrest saying, “William Dodd is a is a threat to this and any other community he might be in. I am asking anyone who knows where he might be to call the FBI (317-595-4000), Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana (317-262-TIPS) or your local police department.”

A photo of Dodd and the criminal complaint detailing his criminal activity are attached to this release. No photo of De La Cruz is available.Dodd Wanted Poster (225.77 KB)

Updated September 11, 2015