These Fugitives Featured On 'In Pursuit With John Walsh' Have Been Captured!
You saw these fugitives on “In Pursuit With John Walsh.” We're pleased to showcase this roundup of alleged criminals who are now in custody.
Photo By: Yaser Abdel Said [FBI]
Photo By: Luis Frias [US Marshals]
Photo By: Jihad Ramadan [U.S. Marshals/Investigation Discovery]
Photo By: Martin Jose Jarquin-Estrada [CrimeStoppers/Investigation Discovery]
Photo By: [wanted poster/Investigation Discovery]
Photo By: Lamont Stephenson [FBI]
Photo By: Robert Earl Brumfield [FBI/Investigation Discovery]
Photo By: Raymond Dean Holley [Hapeville Police Department/Investigation Discovery]
Photo By: Darrick Bell [Investigation Discovery]
Jory Worthen mugshot [Ouachita County Sheriff's Office] and inset right after he was captured in California [US Marshals]
October 6, 2020
Camden Police Chief Boyd Woody believes the elevation of Jory Worthen to the US Marshals Top 15 Most Wanted and his profile on "In Pursuit with John Walsh" earlier this year aided in his capture. They received an "enormous" amount of tips after the shows airing, Chief Boyd Woody confirms.
The Camden Police in Arkansas and the US Marshals say Jory Worthen is finally in custody and behind bars after being on the run for 16 months. He's charged with two counts of capital murder for the alleged killings of 20-year-old Alyssa Ponder and her son, 4-year-old Brayden Ponder.
At a press conference held by the Camden Police, Chief Boyd Woody said Worthen was tracked down by the US Marshals at a motel in Burbank, CA. When Worthen was confronted at the motel on October 5, 2020, he fled on foot and even climbed on top of roofs of some buildings in the area, including the motel where he was staying.
Worthen was captured after a brief foot chase and was swiftly taken into custody. Investigators took Worthen to the hospital before he was booked in the Los Angeles County Detention Center, Woody adds.
Woody says it's been a long 16 months and that Lt. LaRhonda Moore on his team has worked this investigation from the very beginning. At the press conference announcing the arrest, Moore became emotional when asked if she had been in touch with the victim's family.
Moore said, "She cried... we cried." Moore was also asked by a reporter if she was emotionally invested in this case and she responded that yes she is invested, "it's my job, it's my duty."
According to Chief Woody, Worthen was using the name, Ronald Kleiger and he was not employed. Investigators also say they knew Worthen fled after the murders in the victim's car and that that vehicle was found on the West Coast in Washington state. They knew if leads came in on the West Coast, those tips were a priority.
Worthen was apparently living at the motel over the last five or six months and no one else was with him during the arrest, authorities confirm. Chief Woody says Worthen tried to cover up at least one of his tattoos and he "gained a little weight."
Once "In Pursuit with John Walsh" aired Chief Woody said his department received an "enormous" amount of sightings. The leads went from the East Coast all the way to the West, Woody adds.
[Mugshot: Michigan Department of Corrections]
U.S Marshals say 71-year-old James Meece, who was convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, was arrested and has been extradited back to Michigan after being on the run for 20 years. He was captured after a lengthy two year US Marshals investigation, after authorities were led to his whereabouts in August 2020.
Meece was convicted in 1991 of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree. The victims were only 9 and 12 and investigators say they were the daughters of the woman he was dating at the time. Investigators say he threatened the victims on numerous occasions, telling them he would kill them or their mother if they ever told anyone.
He was required to register as sex offender when he was paroled in 1999, but US Marsals said he absconded.
US Marshal Owen Cypher told Fox Detroit, "His whole life has been deception, deceit, fraud - obviously sexual assault. It's awful. Our investigators never gave up on pursuing Mr. Meece. Even through a pandemic."
Yaser Abdel Said
The FBI says capital murder suspect 63-year-old Yaser Abdel Said is in custody after being arrested this week (August 27, 2020) in Justin, TX. Agents confirm Said is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to Dallas County to face capital murder charges.
Investigators say that on New Year's Day 2008, two young girls were found shot to death in a taxi in front of a hotel. The investigation later uncovered 18-year-old Amina Said and her sister, 17-year-old Sarah, went for a ride in their father's taxicab. The FBI says at the time, the girls were estranged from Said, but he convinced them to go.
Said told his girls he was taking them to get something to eat, instead, he's accused of shooting them both in cold blood. The FBI says the Lewisville High School teens died of multiple gunshot wounds.
A 911 call was later released and Sarah was heard begging for help: "I'm dying. Oh my God. Stop it." Initially, according to reports, authorities couldn't figure out where the call came in from. It wasn't until an hour later when someone called from the Irving motel when the pieces to the case began to come together.
Reports say Gail Gattrell, the sisters' great-aunt, has considered the murders an "honor killing." This is when a female is murdered by a relative to protect the family's honor, CBS reports. It's believed Sarah possibly went on a date with a non-Muslim.
Since that fateful day, Said has been running. He was placed on the FBI Top 10 Most Wanted in 2014. The local Irving Police and other agencies never gave up on finding this dangerous suspect.
“Even after 12 years of frustration and dead ends, the pursuit for their killer never ceased. Today’s arrest of their father, Yaser Said brings us closer to ensuring justice is served on their behalf," Irving Police Chief Jeff Spivey said.
According to CBS DFW, Said's brother, Yassim Said, and Said's son, Islam Said, were both arrested as well. They are reportedly facing charges for harboring a fugitive.
Said was the 504th fugitive to be featured on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted.
Photo provided by the FBI.
Walter Morales, Jr.
[Mugshot: Santa Barbara County Jail]
The US Marshals have confirmed that Walter Morales, Jr. was taken into custody after a police stand off this past Friday. Morales was wanted for allegedly killing an Army soldier in 2019 who was visiting family in California.
Authorities were hot on the heels of Morales after he had allegedly recently committed additional crimes. Reports say Morales allegedly committed two other drive-by shootings the previous weekend and police say one of these incidents involved children inside of a vehicle when it was being shot into.
Morales was arrested by Santa Maria Police and he's currently being held at the local jail there.
On September 8, 2019 police say 22-year-old Marlon Brumfield was murdered around 2 a.m. in Lompoc, CA. Brumfield was reportedly walking along the street near Ocean Avenue when he was killed and reports say the victim was shot multiple times. Authorities were able to close in on one suspect, 25-year-old Francisco Guiterrez-Ortega early on, but the second suspect, Walter Morales, Jr. is still on the run. Morales is a person of interest in Bumfield's death. Investigators say Brumfield was on leave from the Army while he was stationed in Germany when his life was tragically taken. A motive has not been revealed.
TRAITS & CHARACTERISTICS
HEIGHT: 5 feet 4 inches (but may be even shorter)
WEIGHT: 140 pounds
DATE OF BIRTH: December 6, 1993
LOCATION OF CRIME: Lompoc, CA
DATE OF CRIME: September 8, 2019
CHARGES: Murder, Gang Enhancement
TIES TO: San Diego and Los Angeles, CA and Mexico
TATTOOS: Neck - "Griselda" (mom’s name); Left Arm - "VLP" (name of his gang); Right Arm - "Elisa" and a rocking L; Left Leg - "LOM"; Right Leg - "POC"; Back - "Morales"; Left Jaw/Neck - "805, Cali"
Read more: Santa Ynez Valley News, Lompoc Record
The US Marshals confirm "In Pursuit with John Walsh" 15 Seconds of Shame 34-year-old Daniel Drvell Cook is under arrest.
Cook was featured in early 2020 on the show and was wanted for an alleged 2019 hit-and-run out of Michigan. Reports say the victim identified as 31-year-old Herman Walters II, also known as "Rocky" was hit at 85 mph and dragged. Cook took off from the scene, police say.
Reports say Cook was wanted for second degree murder and now the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is also charging him with reckless driving, failing to stop at a stop sign, at the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle with suspended or revoked license causing death.
A tipster contacted Crime Stoppers directly over social media and gave specific information as to where he was hiding out. Cook is expected to appear in court in early July 2020.
The Hammond Police Department and the US Marshals confirm 33-year-old homicide suspect Steven Todd is in custody. Todd was tracked down thanks to a brave "In Pursuit with John Walsh" tipster who saw his 15 Seconds of Shame segment profile.
The information was worked by the local Hammond Police and they made contact with the Yuba City Police and Yba-Sutter Narcotic and Gang Enforcement Task Force in California to help with the arrest.
Authorities say Todd was wanted for allegedly killing a 26-year-old female in Hammond, Indiana in November 2019.
"Agents were able to locate and confirm the identity of Mr. Todd leaving a business in the 1000 block of Gray Ave. Mr. Todd was taken into custody without further incident," Yuba City Police add.
Currently Todd is awaiting extradition.
Jeffrey Forrest Captured in Mexico
On May 8, 2020, US Marshal Top 15 Most Wanted Jeffrey Forrest was arrested and taken into custody because of a loyal "In Pursuit with John Walsh" tipster.
Within 24 hours, Forrest was extradited to the United States to face charges in Texas for his alleged crimes.
In early April 2020, a brave tipster submitted a lead to our online Tips Submission Form after seeing the former youth minister on the "In Pursuit With John Walsh." The person gave specific information about where they spotted him and even went to great lengths to confirm their findings. The tipster followed Forrest around a local Jalisco, Mexico Walmart and snapped a number of photos, including the one shown above. This person became further convinced of his identity after spotting a Star Wars alliance tattoo on his right leg, which had been a signature trait of the fugitive highlighted in the episode of "In Pursuit With John Walsh. "
The US Marshals worked closely with authorities in Mexico and developed the information further which would lead to his arrest one month later.
Jeffrey Forrest is currently sitting behind bars at a detention facility in Taylor County, TX where he faces two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, bail jumping and failure to appear.
CAPTURED! Ex-Boyfriend Frederick McCaskill Wanted For Horrific Attack On Woman
Frederick McCaskill has been captured thanks to a tipster who watched "In Pursuit with John Walsh" on the night of the March 11, 2020. The person had direct information about where McCaskill could be and called 833-3-PURSUE directly with details.
The tipster's information was collected and turned directly over to the US Marshals and they dispatched the Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce in Atlanta, Georgia. The team worked the information over the course of a few days and on March 30, 2020 were able to make the arrest.
ORIGINAL POST 3/11/20:
On October 8, 2018 police in Austin, TX find Mary Ramos in a horrific state. Ramos was beaten, bleeding and left in front of an apartment. Once she's transported to the hospital, doctors discover two separate bleeds on her brain combined with multiple facial fractures. She was forced to use a feeding tube and had to have many surgeries to repair the damage.
Investigators soon learned the person allegedly responsible was Frederick Alan McCaskill. Authorities say Mary was attempting to end the relationship with McCaskill and it almost turned deadly. In November 2018, only one month after the incident, McCaskill confessed to his role in the crime. But before a formal case could be brought forward, McCaskill took off and hasn't been seen since.
TRAITS & CASE DETAILS
HEIGHT: 5 feet 6 inches
WEIGHT: 150 pounds
RACE: African American
LOCATION TIES TO: Florida
DOB: February 20, 1986
CHARGES: Aggravated Assault with Serious Bodily Injury - Family Violence 2nd Degree Felony
LOCATION OF CRIME: Austin, TX
At one point detectives say McCaskill used the victim's stolen card in San Antonio, TX, but he hasn't been heard of since.
Photo: Frederick McCaskill being taken into custody 3/30/20 [Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force]
Captured! Fugitive Who Shot and Killed Man Leaving Gender Reveal Party Now in Custody
Investigators confirm "In Pursuit with John Walsh" fugitive Erik Addison is in custody. Addison went on the run in the fall of 2019 after he allegedly opened fire on a car in Pennsylvania killing Richard Littlejohn Jr.
Littlejohn was at a gender reveal party just prior to his killing and two children were in the vehicle when Addison and another man allegedly opened fire. Authorities say the children were 10-years-old and 1-year-old and both survived. Reports say Tyrone Freeman was arrested on the night of the incident, but Addison remained on the run.
Investigators say they recently confirmed Addison was living with his girlfriend. They went to house to arrest him, but he wasn't easy to find. About 60 minutes into the search Addison was found attempting to hide behind a wall in the attic. According to Trib Live, "Police said they also found a semiautomatic 12-gauge shotgun, a .40-caliber Glock with an extended magazine and suspected marijuana and other drug paraphernalia."
Addison was placed under arrest and is now facing a number of charges including homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
Read more: Trib Live
US Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Leroy Headley Apprehended in Jamaica
On May 3, 2018, police in South Burlington, VT were called to a home to investigate a possible murder. Upon arrival, authorities found the body of 33-year-old Anako Lumumba. The nurse and mother of two was dead from a gunshot wound to the head. As the investigation kicked into full gear, authorities soon released to the public information about two calls about the murder. The first was from police in Falmouth, Mass. They said a relative contacted their dispatch directly about a man named Leroy Headley who told family members he murdered his girlfriend.
The second call to authorities was from Headley himself. He reportedly contacted 911 in Vermont and allegedly confessed to the crime, and then fled.
In Feb. 2020, after almost 2 years on the run, Headley was positively identified in Jamaica and put in handcuffs after being pulled over while driving a vehicle.
Read more: CrimeFeed
Thanks to an In Pursuit With John Walsh viewer in Mexico William Stanson is being led back to Michigan to face charges of first degree sexual assault of a minor, failing to appear for sentencing for a charge of accosting a minor, and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Read more about Stanson and his capture here.
On December 30, 2019, Derek Whisenand was arrested in Halifax, Nova Scotia after a shoplifting complaint. He had gone on the run with his dog in June 2019 after allegedly killing 78-year-old Burton Duane Sanborn, who was found with "severe trauma to the head" in Eastland, TX.
Jacob Blair Scott
WANTED FOR: sexual battery, touching a child for lustful purposes, and exploitation of a child.
ALLEGED VICTIM: 14-year-old stepdaughter
CAPTURED DATE: January 30, 2020
CAPTURE DETAILS: READ HERE
The US Marshals say a brave 14-year-old opened up to her older sister and said their stepfather, Jacob Blair Scott, a Purple Heart receipient, was abusing her. The victim also had another secret: she was pregnant with his child. The mother of the teen became involved and police were contacted. Authorities say Scott was indicted on 14 counts total including: touching of a child for lustful purposes, exploitation of a minor, sexual battery and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for the crimes allegedly committed between November 2016 - February 2017. Scott planned to plead guilty, but before this happened US Marshals say he faked his death by suicide. He's been on the run ever since.
WANTED FOR: Murder
ALLEGED VICTIM: Janett Reyna
CAPTURED DATE: February 2019
On February 6, 2019, the manhunt for a Top 15 Most Wanted fugitive, Luis Frias, came to a close. A tip generated from “In Pursuit with John Walsh” led the U.S. Marshals right to Frias, who was allegedly hiding out in Jalisco, Mexico. A tipster contacted authorities after watching the program in Mexico.
Watch the “Tragic Entanglement” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
WANTED FOR: Attempted first-degree murder, arson, robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and assault.
ALLEGED VICTIM: An unidentied person who she allegedly tried to burn by pouring gasoline on them and lighting them and the home they were in on fire.
CAPTURED DATE: December 2019
Going by the name "Peaches" on the street, Fowler was apprehended after an anonymous tipster recognized her on the US Marshals website.
Watch “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
TOMAH, AK — In April 2015, Tomah Police say Daniel D. Jensen, Jr., escaped a court-ordered custody situation and fled the state of Alaska. Jensen is facing 11 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He’s also wanted in Wisconsin for sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and child enticement, a press release adds.
The Alaska case dates back to 2002 when The Tomah Journal reported that Daniel Jensen, along with his wife, Diane L. Jensen, were visiting family. During that visit, the victim (who was 12 at the time, but is now an adult) said she was assaulted by both Jensens. The report says, “The woman told investigators in Alaska that Daniel Jensen forced her to perform a sex act on him and then Diane Jensen touched her inappropriately.” Charges against them also allege the couple lured the girl to their home with an invitation to try on a prom dress. Daniel allegedly sexually abused the girl at their home and on trips to Delta Junction and Anchorage.
The Daily News Miner reports that Daniel was indicted in 2013 and was supposed to go on trial before leaving the state two years later. Diane was indicted at the same time, and reports say she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sexual abuse of a minor.
TRAITS & CHARACTERISTICS:
- Weight: 170 lbs.
- Height: 6 feet
- Sex: Male
- Race: Caucasian
- Age: 57
- Date of birth: Not known
- Last seen in: Alaska
If you know anything about this case or where to find this suspect, please contact our hotline (833-3-PURSUE) or submit a tip online.
For more on this case, watch the “When Good Meets Evil” episode of In Pursuit With John Walsh on Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery! Or catch up on ID GO.
Photo: Daniel Jensen, Jr. [Tomah Police Department]
Jihad Amir Ramadan
WANTED FOR: Murder
ALLEGED VICTIM: Byron Bryant
CAPTURED DATE: September 2019
On September 11, 2019, investigators say a suspect identifying himself as 33-year-old Jihad Ramadan turned himself in to Norfolk police in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He is wanted for allegedly killing 20-year-old Byron "BJ" Bryant in 2005, according to police.
Watch the “Campus Tragedy” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
Martin Jose Jarquin-Estrada
WANTED FOR: Murder
ALLEGED VICTIM: Elkin Corrales
CAPTURED DATE: October 2019
The U.S. Marshals announced the capture of Martin Jose Jarquin-Estrada. Estrada is accused of stabbing his childhood friend Elkin Corrales to death on February 19, 2017, in New Orleans. Authorities say that after being profiled on season one of “In Pursuit,” Jarquin-Estrada fled the country to Mexico. On October 15, 2019, with critical support from the U.S. Border Patrol, New Orleans Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service International Division, the USMS New Orleans Task Force located and arrested Jarquin-Estrada in Zacatecas, Mexico. He has been extradited to the U.S. and is currently in Houston waiting to be transferred to New Orleans for trial.
Watch the “Deadly Poser” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
Salvador Garcia Jr.
WANTED FOR: Murder
ALLEGED VICTIM: Karen Garcia Romero
CAPTURED DATE: August 2019
The U.S. Marshals announced the capture of fugitive Salvador Vaca Garcia Jr. With help from local authorities and thanks to an anonymous tipster from “In Pursuit” who kept the lead hot, after nearly two years, Garcia was finally apprehended in Mexico. He was extradited to California, where he pled not guilty.
Watch the “Crocodile Tears” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
WANTED FOR: Murder
ALLEGED VICTIM: Olga DeJesus
CAPTURED DATE: March 2019
On March 7, 2019, the Prince George's County Police say that FBI Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive Lamont Stephenson was captured in Maryland. Stephenson has been wanted since 2014 when agents allege he killed his fiancée and her dog.
Watch the “Deadly Reunion” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
Robert Brumfield III
WANTED FOR: Murder
ALLEGED VICTIM: Hector Trochez
CAPTURED DATE: March 2019
Robert Brumfield III is currently in custody in Texas. Texas Constable Precinct 4 confirms they received an anonymous tip about a suspicious person in the area, and their deputies checked out the lead. According to the Constable’s Facebook post, "Upon deputies arriving, he attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended!"
Watch the “Deadly Reunion” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
Raymond Dean Holley
WANTED FOR: Child molestation and false imprisonment
ALLEGED VICTIMS: 2 underage girls
CAPTURED DATE: May 2019
Raymond Dean Holley allegedly fled Georgia on Easter Sunday of 2018. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Holley was tracked to a relative's home in Indiana and then placed under arrest. He was wanted for two counts of child molestation and two counts of false imprisonment for an alleged incident with two small children.
Watch the “Savage Soldier” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!
WANTED FOR: Sex trafficking
ALLEGED VICTIMS: Sex trafficking victims
CAPTURED DATE: August 2019
On August 1, 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed fugitive Darrick “Tone” Bell is finally in custody. Bell had been wanted for nearly three years. Although Bell allegedly ran from Detroit, he didn't venture far. Agents confirm he was arrested less than an hour away from Detroit in the town of Monroe at a local motel.
Watch the “Deadly Daughter” episode of “In Pursuit With John Walsh” on ID GO now!