Merced County's Most Wanted: Joseph Earnest Niehaus Jr.

01/26/2010 11:02 AM

01/26/2010 11:47 AM

Joseph Earnest Niehaus Jr. is wanted by the Merced County Sheriff's Department on charges of burglary, conspiracy and narcotics. His bail is set at $45,000.

Niehaus, 30, is five-foot-six and approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of a tribal band on his right upper arm and the name "Devin" on his chest. He is not known to participate in gang activities but he has a history of spousal abuse and narcotics violations, the sheriff's department said.

Niehaus was last seen in the Atwater area.

If you have information about Niehaus, call the sheriff's department at (209) 385-7616 or visit

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