A nationwide Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution arrest warrant for auto theft has been issued for 26-year old Joseph Dean Roberts. Roberts is also a person of interest in connection with the disappearance of 45-year old Brittany Jeniveve Tavar. Tavar has been missing from the Jacksonville, Florida area since July 6, 2010.
Roberts has connections in the Northwest and investigators believe he may currently be in the area.
Roberts was last seen with the victim during the time frame of her disappearance and he told neighbors that he was the victim's nephew, however, that is not true according to family members contacted by the St. John's County (FL) Sheriff's Office. The victim along with her vehicle, a 2004 dark blue Toyota Rav4, and her two dogs went missing from her residence in the North Beach area of St. Augustine, Florida. Both dogs were recovered in Hopkins, South Carolina, July 10, 2010 and were traced back to the victim by microchips embedded in both dogs.