FBI officials released photographs Monday of new public service announcements being posted on billboards in connection with an old case.
They hope the billboards and $100,000 reward will help them capture Timothy Thomas Coombs, 55, who allegedly shot a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper in the chest on Sept. 16, 1994.
The trooper was shot sniper-style, through the kitchen window of his home, as his 12-year-old daughter stood nearby. He died two years later.
Coombs is wanted for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, the FBI said. State prosecutors charged him with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer a week after the shooting. The next month, federal officials charged him with unlawful flight.
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According to the Highway Patrol, Coombs also goes by the names James Wilson or Cal Liberty. He is described as white, about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 with blue eyes, a slim build and thinning brown hair. He usually wears a beard or mustache or both.
The former Arkansas resident has associates in that state and Missouri, and he “reportedly espouses radical anti-government beliefs and is associated with the Christian Identity Movement,” according to a FBI news release.
The reward and photos of Coombs will appear on digital billboards in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, the FBI said.
A wanted poster featuring Coombs can be found on the FBI website at www.fbi.gov/wanted/additional/timothy-thomas-coombs/view
Anyone with information regarding Coombs should contact the FBI or their local law enforcement department immediately.