U.S. Marshals are searching for a Lexington County man they believe fled to the Kansas City area in March 2014 after he allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a female victim.
Amanda Lyons, a U.S. Marshals Service spokeswoman, said Robert Burris is wanted by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office for kidnapping and criminal domestic violence charges after he allegedly held a female victim against her will, tied her up, beat and strangled her. After Burris fled the state, the U.S. Marshals adopted the case in an attempt to locate him.
Lyons said deputy U.S. Marshals attempted to locate Burris at an apartment complex in Kansas City on Friday, where he was last seen earlier that day. They were unable to locate him.
Burris is believed to have assumed the alias of 41-year-old Curtis Michael Ditch, of 107 Toucan Way, Lexington, and is referred to as “Mike,” Lyons said. Burris is considered a loner and can survive off the land or at campsites, and he should be considered armed and dangerous. Investigators also believe that Burris has ties in the Low County and Midlands.
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If anyone knows of Burris’ current whereabouts they are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (888)-CRIME-SC, or Crime Stoppers in Kansas at 1 (816)-474-8477.