WANTED: Jesse Ericson, who tried to hire hitman, a fugitive - KMSP-TV

WANTED: Man who tried to hire hitman a fugitive again

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UPDATE: Jesse Michael Ericson was arrested Thursday, Aug. 14 and is now in custody at the Pine County Jail.

A felony arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of 48-year-old Jesse Ericson, a wanted fugitive and sex offender who once tried to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend. Just a few days after he was released from prison, the Pine County Sheriff's Office says Ericson stole 3 cars belonging to his father -- and he apparently also violated his supervised release in connection with a kidnapping conviction.

After serving 9 months for attempted kidnapping, Ericson told Fox 9 if he, "stayed away from the beer, Vicodin and Percocet, he should be okay.” Ericson went back to prison a few days afterward for an undisclosed probation violation.

Fox 9 first talked to Ericson in July of 2012 after he was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend. That hit man turned out to be an undercover BCA Agent. Ericson is also a registered predatory sex offender.

The Pine County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help locate Ericson; however, they say he is considered dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call their local law enforcement agency or 320-629-8342.

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