The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of an alleged gang leader who is charged with a 2012 murder in Billerica.
Steven C. Touch, 28, of Lynn, is a Massachusetts man of Cambodian descent with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds, the FBI said in a statement.
Touch is the alleged leader of the Young Bloods, a violent offshoot of the Bloods street gang that operates in Lynn, the FBI said.
On Thursday, Touch and two associates —Sophan Keo, 29, of Beverly, and Gabriel Arias, 24, of Lynn — were indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury for allegedly killing a homeowner during a home invasion, the Middlesex district attorney’s office said in a statement.
Keo, Arias, and Touch were all charged with first-degree murder, home invasion, attempt to commit armed robbery, and two counts of conspiracy, the FBI said. Keo and Arias are already in custody, facing trial.
The three were among five men who broke into a home on Boston Road on July 7, 2012, shortly before 4 a.m. and killed Quintin Koehler.
Jason Estabrook, 33, of Lynn and another man have already been convicted in the case.
Estabrook testified in his case that Touch kept watch outside while others committed the robbery, that the robbery was a drug ripoff, and that Koehler was shot in the head and shoulder after he fought the robbers with a tea kettle.
The Middlesex Superior Court had already issued a warrant for Touch’s arrest in January when he removed his electronic monitoring device and failed to appear in court on a series of unrelated gun charges, according to the FBI.
Touch was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in May and another warrant was issued.
Touch, who has gone by “Fat Boy,” and “C Sick,” has the name “Kayden” above a baby footprint tattooed on the right side of his neck. He also has the letter “Y” above tattooed the word “Young” on his right forearm and the letter “B” above the word “Blood” on his left forearm.
Touch should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information should contact the FBI’s Gang Task Force at 857-386-2000 or the Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121.Andrew Grant can be reached at email@example.com.