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Aitkin County's Most Wanted: January 2014

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AITKIN — There are two new faces on the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office Top 10 Most Wanted list for the month of January.

New to the list are Jesse James Allen Coyle and Richard John Alan VanWert.


They join John Michael Smith, Scott Allen Pearson, Kevin Robert Lawrence, Lester Eddy Bell, Jr., Andrew John Bradish, Gary George Powers, Terry Thomas Olson and Adam Levert Williams.

The sheriff’s office continues to search for these individuals and asks the public if they recognize any of the faces to call the sheriff’s office directly at 218-927-7435. People do not have to identify themselves to authorities when turning in a Most Wanted person.

A closer look at Aitkin County’s Most Wanted:

Coyle, 28, is wanted for second-degree burglary. His warrant was issued Jan. 7.

Smith, 38, is wanted for fleeing a peace officer. His warrant was issued Nov. 8, 2013.

Pearson, 48, is wanted for theft of an automotive vehicle. His warrant was issued Oct. 29, 2007.

Lawrence, 41, is wanted for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. His warrant was issued Feb. 25, 2003.

Bell, 49, is wanted for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. His warrant was issued March 26, 2012.

Bradish, 52, is wanted for felony perjury under oath. His warrant was issued June 17, 2013.

Powers, 66, is wanted for wildfire/arson. His warrant was issued May 4, 1998.

Olson, 38, is wanted for felony theft by check. His warrant was issued July 12, 2004.

Williams, 35, is wanted for felony receiving stolen property. His warrant was issued June 18.

VanWert, 30, is wanted for second-degree assault. His warrant was issued Jan. 17.

— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, staff writer. Follow me on Twitter at