3D gun trailblazer Cody Wilson now a fugitive, last known to be in Taiwan
By Chris Eger
Wilson, 31, is now wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The high-profile leader of an effort to distribute digital gun plans is now wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on sexual assault charges.
Cody Wilson, head of Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, which is geared to supply 3D firearm files and desktop milling units, is the focus of a criminal investigation concerning a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl, a felony in the state.
Troy Officer, the commander of the Austin Police’s organized crime division, said the department was working with national and international authorities as well as the U.S. Marshals to take Wilson into custody.
“Today Mr. Wilson is not in custody and his last known location by the Austin Police Department is Taipei, Taiwan,” said Officer in a press conference. “We also know that Mr. Wilson missed a scheduled flight back to the United States.”
Officer said that, while Wilson was known to travel extensively, authorities did not know the reason for his trip to Taiwan but did note that he was told by a friend of the reported victim that police were investigating the incident before he left the country. According to the U.S. State Department, there is no extradition treaty in force