ROSAMOND – Local parole agents are seeking the public’s help in locating a dangerous, drug-addicted gang member who’s been on the run since Wednesday afternoon.
Romie Garland Seals, 32, is one of several paroled gang members in the local area required to wear an ankle monitor for tracking, according to Larry Dorsey, California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor.
“We have 20 gang members that are on GPS, and those are the worst of the worst in the Antelope Valley,” Dorsey said.
Around 12 p.m. on Wednesday (July 24), Seals cut off his GPS ankle monitor and tossed it in the desert in the area of 10th Street West and Rosamond Boulevard, Dorsey said. He’s been missing ever since.
Seals, who has a lengthy and violent criminal history, was paroled in January of 2011 for resisting arrest, possession of a firearm and vehicle theft.
Since then, he has violated his parole on numerous occasions for drug-related offenses.
“He’s usually under the influence of meth and that’s why we consider him to be dangerous,” Dorsey said. “He is considered dangerous at this point in time, but his criminal history does reflect possession of firearms.”
Seals recently moved from East Palmdale to Rosamond, and authorities believe he may be hiding out somewhere in Kern County.
Anyone with information on the location of Romie Garland Seals is urged to contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 265 or 266. You may also contact their 24-hour hotline at 323-371-3479.