The Chemung County Sheriff's Office has announced a $1,500 reward for information that leads to the capture of fugitive Robert Rouille, still at large after an Aug. 17 manhunt on Corning's Southside.
Rouille, 33, of Elmira, is wanted on a felony warrant for first-degree attempted robbery in connection with an alleged incident Aug. 15 at a home on Laurentian Place in Southport.
Two days later, Rouille allegedly fled a traffic stop on State Route 352 in Corning, near Wegmans. He ran into the Southside Hill neighborhood, triggering a manhunt that involved state troopers, Steuben County sheriff's deputies and Corning city police. Canine units were called in, and helicopters hovered overhead for hours, but Rouille was never found.
Rouille is described as a light-skinned African American male with brown eyes. He stands 5-foot-10 and weighs approximately 205 pounds with a muscular build. Although his head is shaved in his mug shot, Rouille may have grown his hair out and/or have facial hair, police say. He may also have a hand injury sustained during the Corning manhunt.
Rouille has a lengthy criminal record, including a manslaughter conviction at age 15. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.
Anyone with information on Rouille's whereabouts should call the Chemung County Sheriff's Office at 737-2933 in a non-emergency situation, or 911 in an emergency.