In September 2018, Greg Alyn Carlson became the newest face on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list. While most fugitives on the list are wanted for murder, Carlson was an alleged violent sexual predator. He was shot and killed by an FBI agent in February 2019. Keep reading our Greg Alyn Carlson wiki to learn more about his crimes, his escape, and what led to his location and death.
Greg Alyn Carlson’s history of predatory sexual deviant behavior dates back to 2003, per FBI officials. In 2017, Carlson was charged in a burglary in Los Angeles that turned into a violent sexual assault against a female victim. After posting bail, he fled.
|About Greg Alyn Carlson|
|Known As||Greg Alym Carlson,|
|Birth||November 2, 1971 Washington, District of Columbia|
Carlson is not the most discreet criminal on the run; he led police on a high-speed chase in Hoover, Alabama and was last seen in Jacksonville, Florida on November 28, 2017 and in Daytona Beach, Florida on November 30, 2017. He’s been a ghost since then.
Who Is Greg Alyn Carlson?
There isn’t a lot known about Greg Alyn Carlson’s personal life or background. That’s mainly because he was just added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted. Having said that, what is most important are not stories about his childhood, but who he is now and what he looks like.
According to information from the FBI, Greg Alyn Carson was born on November 2, 1971, in Washington, D.C.
The Caucasian fugitive has brown hair, green eyes, is 5-feet 11-inches tall, and weighs 170 pounds.
Greg Alyn Carlson’s many aliases include Greg Carlson, Greg A. Carlson, and Greg Alym Carlson
Date of Birth Used: November 2, 1971
Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia
Weight: 170 pounds
Carlson is one of few fugitives to be placed on the Ten Most Wanted list who is not wanted for murder. That does not make him any less violent or less of a threat to the public.
“This man is a woman’s worst nightmare,” said Special Agent Scott Garriola, a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Fugitive Task Force.
Investigators say Greg Alyn Carlson is a “hot prowl rapist” who breaks into women’s homes while they are asleep or alone. He reportedly threatens them with a gun or knife and then violently sexually assaults them.
“Greg Alyn Carlson joins the notorious Top Ten list because he is considered an enemy to the public, and we believe his violence may escalate,” said Paul D. Delacourt, the assistant FBI director in charge of the Los Angeles office. “My hope is that his photograph will be viewed by many on the internet, on every phone, in every newspaper and on television sets across the world until he is caught.”
Carlson was seen traveling in a stolen white, four-door 2017 Hyundai Accent rental car with South Carolina license plate NKI-770.
July 13, 2017 – Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Greg Alyn Carlson
On July 13, 2017, the serial predator allegedly burglarized a woman’s home in West Los Angeles. Carlson then waited for her to come home.
When she got home, he threatened her with a weapon and sexually assaulted her, according to local police.
“He broke into a house, viciously attacked a woman when she returned home,” said LAPD Capt. Billy Hayes.
Thanks to forensic evidence and leads, detectives were able to arrest Greg Alyn Carlson, 46, just a few weeks later, on September 3, 2017. Not long after, though, he posted $1.0-million bail using his mother’s home in South Carolina as collateral.
Carlson then took off.
He fled to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, where his mother lives. There, Garriola said, the pathetic fugitive stole $75,000 from his mother and a handgun from his stepfather and, once again, left.
Before leaving on November 17, Carlson left a note: he was on the run not because he was guilty, he wrote, but because he knew he wouldn’t get a fair trial.
Greg Alyn Carlson drove off in a Hertz rental car. He was spotted just six days later, however, in Hoover, Alabama. Police said Carlson led local authorities on an erratic, high-speed chase that was eventually called off because of the potential threat to the public.
A license plate reader found Carlson’s white Hyundai Accent in Jacksonville, Florida on November 28. A few days later, he was spotted in Daytona Beach.
“He’s got some familiarity with Florida, but he could be anywhere,” Garriola said. “He has a lot of cash, and he’s indicated that he will not turn himself in. We need the public’s assistance to help apprehend him.”
It is thought that Carlson could be in any state or may have even fled the country.
The FBI said Carlson most likely still has the stolen gun and “should be considered extremely dangerous.”
DNA Evidence Links Carlson to a Number of Sexual Assaults
There is reason to think that Greg Alyn Carlson will strike again. The July 3, 2017 sexual assault of a woman on the west side of L.A. is not the first crime he’s been tied to.
DNA evidence has linked the one-time Redondo Beach resident to an April 2003 rape in the 800 block of North Spaulding Avenue in Los Angeles and a July 2003 sexual assault in the 10400 block of Woodbine Street.
“I think there are more victims out there,” Garriola said, adding, “Carlson has demonstrated a pattern of violent crimes against women stretching over a period of years. There is no reason to think he will stop until we catch him.”
February 13, 2019 – Armed Carlson Shot and Killed by FBI
A “suspicious vehicle” led to a shootout and the death of Greg Carlson.
An Apex, North Carolina police officer saw a vehicle with South Carolina plates at a WoodSpring Suites in the small city located half an hour southwest of Raleigh.
Carlson’s most-wanted poster noted that he might be traveling in a stolen white, four-door rental car with South Carolina license plates. That’s exactly what the Apex police officer saw outside the hotel.
“(The Apex officer) did further investigation and was quickly able to determine through records checks that this vehicle was in fact associated with our Top Ten fugitive,” said FBI Special Agent John Strong.
The unnamed officer then notified the Apex Police Department and the FBI.
In the early hours of Wednesday, February 13, 2019, FBI agents located an armed Carlson in the WoodSpring Suites. When agents entered Carlson’s hotel room, officials said, a fight over a gun erupted, with an FBI agent firing and killing him.
Strong did not say whether Carlson opened fire first or what led to the deadly confrontation.
“What happened here today is not what we want to happen,” Strong said. “We want to capture the individual, give them their day [in] court and bring them to justice. What happened today is unfortunate. …We feel fortunate that no one else was injured.”
Authorities do not know why Carlson was in North Carolina, but the FBI said it was “not aware” of any crimes he may have committed while visiting the state.
Before his death, Greg Carlson was described as being “armed and dangerous.” There was also a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.