BILOXI -- A Virginia man is wanted on an armed robbery charge in Biloxi and is wanted on a fraud charge in his home state.
Douglas William "D.W." Falls, 51, is suspected in an armed holdup reported Jan. 23 at a home on Kim Cove. Falls is accused of taking a woman's money, Biloxi police Detective Steve Schlicht said Monday. Kim Cove is off Iris Street just south of Pass Road.
The woman had met Falls at a casino and he had given her his business card, Schlicht said. Police believe Falls found out where she lives and went to her house to rob her.
Falls is white, 5-feet-10 and weighs about 250 pounds. Police consider him to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Falls' whereabouts is asked to call Biloxi police dispatchers at 392-0641 or the criminal investigations division at 435-6112. Or tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898, text CSTIP to 274637 (CRIMES) or give a tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.
Falls is known to frequent casinos and to target senior citizens at casinos and church groups by portraying himself as a handyman, Schlicht said. Falls may be driving a white van with a sign on the side that says DW Falls Pressure Washing.
"In Virginia, he presents himself as a handyman and takes money for supplies to do jobs but either doesn't fulfill his obligations or passes bad checks," Schlicht said. "Our investigation has led us to people who say he has asked them for work in Biloxi."
Falls may have left the state. Either way, police want to hear from anyone who has had contact with him.
Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain has signed an arrest warrant and set a bond of $200,000.