Help sought finding fugitive

Published 7:14 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2006

By Staff
NILES - A former Cass County resident is wanted for Sex Offender Violation warrants and also for Felony Uttering and Pubilshing charges, according to the Michigan State Police, Niles post .
As part of an ongoing enforcement effort, the Michigan State Police is seeking the location of Dwight James Hawkins, formerly of Cassopolis.
Hawkins, who may also go by the first name DJ, is a 22 year-old white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is five feet six inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.
Hawkins was originally charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree. The alleged victim was under 13 years old.
Hawkins' former address, 56785 Point Road in Cassopolis, was last verified in 2000 and he has since left the area and remained in hiding. Hawkins is also wanted by the Niles Police Department for felony warrants.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact law enforcement authorities immediately.
Tips can be called in to the Tri-County Sex Offender Registry Task Force hotline toll free at 1-866-501-SORT or to the Michigan State Police Niles post at (269) 683-4411.