– Police are confident of catching Victoria’s most wanted man, Graham Gene Potter, after receiving several public sightings in recent weeks.
The violent fugitive, who once wore a fat suit to evade police, was reportedly seen in Victoria.
He vanished three years ago while facing charges of plotting to kill two men at the wedding of Mick Gatto’s son. He is also wanted on serious federal drug charges.
Detective Superintendent Gerry Ryan said that about six weeks ago police had received a report of a man fitting Potter’s description in a small town on the Murray River.
Superintendent Ryan said police were unable to confirm the sighting but it was likely that Potter was hiding in sleepy country towns, some with populations as little as 1000.
He said the fugitive had a knack of being able to blend in with locals and befriend women.
Superintendent Ryan said Potter was known to wear disguises, some quite sophisticated. He said police found a fat suit in his belongings after Potter fled from a routine vehicle intercept near Tully, in Queensland, in August 2010.
Potter was jailed for 15 years from 1981 for the killing of 19-year-old Kim Barry, whom he had met at a nightclub in Wollongong.
Hours later he had lured her back to his flat where he bludgeoned her to death and cut off her head and fingers in a bathtub.
He is described as fair skinned, 175 centimetres tall, medium to solid build, with brown eyes, with brown greying hair and a ginger beard.
Potter has been known to wear gold sleeper earrings in both ears, glasses and a gold chain and has used several fake names, including Josh Lawson, John Page, Jim Henderson and Peter Adams.
Potter moved to Tasmania in 2002 with his wife, Sheree, who was his fiancé at the time of Kim Barry’s murder. They were married while he was in prison.
Police have alleged that while in Tasmania he became involved in criminal activity. In 2008, Potter was arrested over his alleged role in the importation of 15 million ecstasy tablets, with a street value of $440 million.
He was extradited to Victoria but granted bail before he became involved in the Melbourne underworld and was implicated in the Gatto case.
Potter was one of three men charged with planning to murder two men – including Mr Gatto’s associate Fedele D’Amico – over a conflict with a major drug ring.
Police believe neither Mr Gatto nor his son had anything to do with the plot.
A $100,000 reward has been issued for Potter’ arrest – Jared Lynch


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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