Punxsy State Police: Manhunt Underway for Violent Parolee

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) — The Punxsutawney-based State Police are actively seeking the whereabouts of Randy Ray Shank, Jr.

Shank is 6-feet-1-inch tall and weighs about 260 pounds. He has short, reddish brown hair, and a thin build. He was last known wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with possibly a John Deere logo and jeans.

Shank has a full beard/mustache and multiple tattoos about his body.

He was reported as fleeing from parole officers around 7:14 a.m. on Monday, May 22, at 188 Dug Hill Road, Canoe Twp., Indiana County.

Shank fled the residence in a white Chevrolet Cavalier and crashed that vehicle a short distance away on Barnett Hill Road. Shank is suspected of fleeing on foot in an unknown direction.

Shank has an active arrest warrant and is known to have violent tendencies.

Several patrol members as well as the State Police helicopter are actively searching the area for him.

If anyone encounters Shank or are currently aware of his location, contact the state police in Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510 or dial 911.

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