CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - He claimed his intentions were honorable but that's not what police say.
According to police Gerald Scott Flint began stealing from victims in Henryville shortly after the area was hit by tornadoes on March 2, 2012.
After a monster tornado tore the town apart the people there needed all the help they could get. So, when Flint, from Brazil, Indiana showed up, his help was welcomed. In YouTube videos he claims he's been all over the country and parts of the world helping victims of natural disasters and poverty. But, quickly his help started to raise some red flags with Indiana State Police.
"We really can't find one legitimate organization that he was affiliated with," said Sgt. Jerry Goodin.
Police said Flint was collecting supplies such as food, water and money for his organization, "Volunteer Medics Worldwide," claiming in some cases, he was working hand in hand with Homeland Security. Just a few weeks after the tornado, he was arrested and charged with theft and impersonation of a public servant. Soon after, he was released from home incarceration.
Flint was scheduled to be in court in Clark County on September 12, 2013 and was a no show. A warrant has now been issued for his arrest.
"We are actively seeking him," said Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull.
So, where is Flint? WAVE 3 News contacted his attorney Charles Hear.
"I know he's exactly where he is supposed to be," said Hear.
"Which is?" questioned WAVE 3 News reporter Maira Ansari.
"Where he's supposed to be," said Hear.
"Which is?" again questioned Ansari.
"Where he's supposed to be," said Flint.
"Okay, so, is he overseas?" questioned Ansari.
"Ma'am, I don't know what to tell you about that," said Flint.
"Information I'm receiving is that he could possibly be in Syria overseas doing some type of work there," said Mull.
Flint's Facebook page gave WAVE 3 News some answers. It appears he could possibly be in the Syria Jordan region. Although it's not a violation of his bond to travel internationally, he is prohibited from doing any type of relief work. That's what Mull wants to find out.
"The conduct we believe happened in Henryville, it is a source of concern for us," said Mull. "For him to be in this region, again when you show up in a zone and represent that you have authority that you don't have and people rely on that, it can be a potentially dangerous situation."
Hear told WAVE 3 News the reason for the recent missed court date is because he filed for a continuance because of an unrelated case in Clay County, Indiana. The Clark County prosecutors office says they never got it.
Hear maintains that Flint is someone who just wants to help people.
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