MEDIA RELEASE # 747, MICHAEL AKERLY, RAPE, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, UNLAWFUL FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION.
The United States Marshals Service, Western Fugitive Task Force, in Erie, Pennsylvania continues their search for Michael Edward Akerly. Michael Edward Akerly is wanted on a federal arrest warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. He is also wanted in Erie County for rape.
On February 4, 1998, Michael Edward Akerly encountered the female victim at a tavern located in Erie, Erie County, PA. Michael Akerly asked the victim to return to this residence located in an old warehouse in the 1900 block of Plum Street, Erie City, Pennsylvania. Once they were at his residence, Michael Akerly became violent with the victim; beating her in the head, face, and body during the attack. Akerly was arrested and charged but failed to appear for court.
Michael Akerly’s last known address was located in Erie, Erie County, PA. He is known to frequent Wattsburg, Erie County, PA; Chautauqua, New York (possibly hiding in Amish Community); and North Carolina. Michael Akerly may possibly frequent music stores and recording studios.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: If you have information on this incident or any serious crime or wanted person, call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.
All information is accurate as of Release Date.