Nationwide manhunt for disbarred attorney, accused of murdering his mother

Courtesy U.S. Marshal

Courtesy U.S. Marshal

ATLANTA G.A. (WOLO)- The United States Marshals service is leading a nationwide man hunt for a disbarred attorney accused of killing his mother.

Authorities say 44 year old Richard Merritt removed his ankle monitor and failed to appear in court on February 1st.

He was set to surrender after being sentenced to 30 days in jail in Cobb County for stealing money from clients as well as elder abuse.

Merritt’s mother was found dead in Dekalb County on February 2nd and her vehicle was missing and his vehicle was recovered at the scene officials say.

According to the U.S. Marshal, the vehicle he may be driving is a 2009 silver Lexus RX350 With Georgia tags CBV 6004.

Officials say he may have shaved his hair or altered his appearance to deter law enforcement he is considered armed and dangerous.

If you see him,  officials urge that you not confront him, instead contact law Enforcment immediately.

You can call 1-888- crime stoppers

or the U.S. Marshal tip line at 1-877-wanted-2

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