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Published: March 13, 2015
Updated: April 8, 2015

Johnell Carter Booking Photo

UPDATE:  Suspect Johnell was captured in Mississippi and returned to Santa Clara County for prosecution.  Good work by the Sheriff Detectives and the U.S. Marshalls.

 

For immediate release:Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Matches Crime Stoppers Reward For Information On Escaped Suspected Child Molester Johnell Carter, Bringing Total to $6,000

The reward for information leading to the capture of a suspected child molester who escaped custody on March 6 now stands at $6,000. 
The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of Santa Clara County matched the $3,000 award offered by Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

People with information on Johnell Carter should call Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867 or (408) 947-STOP, said Don Morrissey, DSA president. Crime Stoppers monitors the tip line and online tips. “Carter is due to stand trial in April on five counts of child molestation for allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl. He could face life in prison if he’s convicted,” Morrissey remarked. 
 
“Our members are dedicated to serving and protecting the community,” he remarked.

“This is a bonus to the already generous Crime Stoppers award. We hope that this will encourage someone who may know Carter’s whereabouts to cooperate with law enforcement and give us the information that will lead to his arrest.” The DSA is a non-profit organization representing employees of the Office of the Sheriff, Santa Clara County.


 

 
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