NORFOLK, Va. – U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man who has earned the title of “Hampton Roads’ Most Wanted.”
Authorities say 20-year-old Yasir Malik Smith is a known Bloods gang member and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Marshals are searching for Smith for a variety of narcotics- and firearm-related offenses. He escaped from police after a vehicle chase in Norfolk Monday afternoon.
Earlier Monday afternoon, Smith was identified as the driver of a black Mercedes with Virginia license plate UZT-8346 near the intersection of E. Princess Anne Road and Ballentine Boulevard in Norfolk. Authorities saw Smith’s girlfriend as a passenger in the vehicle, which has not yet been found.
Smith is described as a light-skinned black man who is 6 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has a tattoo of a “W” on his neck.
Officials say Smith is known to drive stolen vehicles and switch their license plates.
The following outstanding warrants have been issued for Smith:
- Suffolk – two counts of Attempted Homicide and related charges
- Norfolk – Narcotics
- Chesapeake – Narcotics
Authorities are offering a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone who has seen Smith or is aware of his whereabouts is asked to call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted online here or via the P3 Tips app.