The FBI is asking Utahns for help in locating three more men who have been added to the federal agency's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list.

"These men are wanted for their alleged involvement in varying types of criminal activity," said FBI Director William S. Sessions. "Public safety and apprehending dangerous fugitives is of paramount importance to the FBI."Anyone with information about any of the following should contact the nearest FBI office. All are known to possess firearms and should be considered armed and dangerous, Sessions said.

Wanted are:

-John Edward Stevens, a convicted bank robber and a suspect in 22 bank robberies in eight states. He has allegedly made off with approximately $500,000, according to the FBI. He may wear a mask, pull a handgun, announce a holdup and become loud and abusive.

Agents said he may threaten to shoot bank workers and may vault over the counter to empty cash drawers himself. He is thought to be skilled in creating fake identities, "and he is known to gloat that he is smarter than anyone in law enforcement," says an FBI release.

-Jack Darrell Farmer, a convicted drug dealer suspected of being the ringleader of a Chicago organization. Indicted for racketeering - including charges of two murders, drug traffic, robberies, home invasions, false credit transactions and threatening to blow up a witness - Farmer was denied bail and was being held pending trial.

In April 1987, he was released to his lawyer's custody for day visits to prepare for a trial. But according to the FBI, he and another person "tied and gagged the lawyer," and Farmer escaped.

-Robert Lee Jones, charged with performing and videotaping sexual acts with three children. He posted bond and failed to appear for trial in November 1986, says the FBI release. He is wanted for questioning on an unlawful-flight charge.

"Jones allegedly endears himself to neighborhood children, then lures them into increasingly higher levels of sexual contact," the FBI said.

The FBI did not provide addresses or cities where the wanted men lived.