Authorities are searching for a 56-year-old man who was spotted Monday at an Olive Garden restaurant near Covington.
James Charlton Davis III is wanted on a count of grand theft in Polk County, Florida. According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, Davis’ normal modus operandi is to befriend women through online dating sites, gain their trust and then take money and property from them. He often identifies himself as a retired soldier.
Davis is wanted in similar scams in Texas, West Virginia and Maryland, Judd’s spokeswoman said.
Davis was seen Monday in an Olive Garden near Interstate 12, but authorities are unsure if he was traveling east or west. He could be riding a red 2014 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office asked anyone with information about Davis’ whereabouts to call 911.