U.S. Marshals seek help of truckers in endangered child case

| 6/19/2009

U.S. Marshals in Ohio are asking for truckers’ help in locating a 3-year-old girl, her mother and an escaped sex offender. Authorities believe the child is in danger.

Haylee Donathan was last seen June 2 in Stratton, CO, according to Capt. Lance Combs of the Shelby Police Department in Shelby, OH.

She was with her mother, Candace Watson, and registered sex offender Robbi Douglas Potter. Watson allegedly helped Potter escape from a halfway house, and they’ve been on the run since May 28.

They’ve been spotted on surveillance video in Potter’s 1988 Chevrolet truck in Topeka, KS, and in Colorado. For a photo of the girl, the suspects and their vehicle, please click here to go directly to OOIDA’s Transportation Alert Communication and Emergency Response (TRACER) Web site.

Haylee is a white female with blue eyes and brown hair. Her mother is a 24-year-old white female who is 5’1” with brown eyes and brown hair. Potter is 27 years old, 6 feet tall with blue eyes and has an eagle tattoo on his right arm.

The vehicle in which they are believed to be traveling has been described as a black and blue/green two-tone truck with a windshield visor and running boards.

Arrest warrants have been issued for both Potter and Watson.

If you’ve seen them or have tips, please call the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 866-4-WANTED.

By Kerry Evans-Spillman, Land Line staff