General Crime

Donald Eugene Webb Wanted for the Alleged Murder of Police Chief Gregory Adams

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The FBI is currently seeking the whereabouts or remains of fugitive Donald Eugene Webb who has ties to Southeastern Massachusetts. Agents report he is wanted for allegedly killing a Pennsylvania police chief over thirty years ago.

Donald Eugene Webb, who would now be 85, was living in New Bedford with his wife and stepson in 1980 when he allegedly beat and shot Police Chief Gregory Adams of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.

Adams was performing a routine traffic stop and Webb was a 49-year-old career criminal, who was a federal fugitive wanted for a jewelry store burglary in the Albany, N.Y., area, according to the FBI.

Webb was believed to have been wounded in the confrontation with Adams and the Mercury Cougar getaway vehicle Webb used was located on December 21, 1980, at a Howard Johnson’s parking lot in Warwick, R.I.

Webb was known to associate with others from Fall River and Taunton, who were connected to members of the Patriarca Crime Family in Providence. He also associated with criminals in southern Florida, according to the FBI.

At the time he was pulled over by Adams, Webb had told associates he was not going back to prison. He was known to reside in motels in eastern Pennsylvania, under the alias Stanley Portas. Portas was the deceased husband of Webb’s wife.

Webb may have a small scar on his right cheek and his right forearm. Additionally, he may have the following tattoos: “DON” on the web of his right hand and “ANN” on his chest.

On Dec. 31, 1980, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Webb charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution after he was charged in Pennsylvania with first-degree murder for Adams’ slaying.

“The FBI cannot make the assumption Webb is deceased without verification. We’re in the final stages of this investigation, and given Mr. Webb’s age, we’re doing everything we can to bring some closure to Chief Adams’ family and the citizens of Saxonburg,” Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division, said in a statement.

For the last 36 years, the FBI has been conducting the fugitive investigation for Webb, largely in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police, which is handling the homicide investigation of Chief Adams. Both agencies have been assisted by local and state police in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

If you know his whereabouts.

Send us a Tip at: [email protected] or

Call us at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or

Text us at (408)355-0999

For an immediate sighting, please dial 9-1-1

Por favor llame la línea de Los

Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448)

o texto en 408-355-0999

o enviar un correo electrónico a [email protected],

si usted sabe su paradero.

Si usted ve esta persona en este momento, llame al 9-1-1

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