GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Ranlo Police is looking for a man who escaped custody Tuesday morning.
Police say around 5 a.m., officers arrived at a residence in the 5000 block of Wicklow Drive to place "Juan Sebastian" in custody.
Officers placed Sebastian in the police car and shut the door. As officers briefly left to close the door to Sebastian's home, Sebastian escaped from the police car.
An unknown person opened the door from the outside and assisted Sebastian in fleeing the scene, according to Ranlo police chief Tim Anderson.
Police say they are unsure of his real name, as officers found over 15 fake IDs. Following investigations, it was revealed that Sebastian was a member of the Columbian Army and obtained his visa under a fake name. Other documents also suggest that he was connected to at least a dozen different bank accounts and had made over $1 million in fraud. Police recovered assault rifles and other weapons from the house.
Police also recovered a stolen 2017 California Edition Ford Mustang. The vehicle had two bullet holes in it, police say.
Sebastian is considered armed and dangerous, according to police.
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