Wanted Father Hiding With 3 Young Children In Central Texas Brush – Crime Online
A North Carolina man wanted for child sex crimes is now wanted in Texas in connection with an Amber alert issued for three of his five children.
Jonathon Alexander Wright, 40, was traveling through Texas last week with his wife and children when their car broke down in Medina County, WLOS reported. The family left on foot, the Medina County Sheriff’s Office said, deciding to live off the land.
Wright’s wife and the two older children in the family were spotted walking to a store in Rio Medina, Sheriff Randy Brown said. A deputy spoke to them and the wife said the family was on the run and Wright had multiple warrants in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Wright was arrested on November 3 on three counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, linked to charges of child pornography, the Mooresville Tribune reported. He was released from the Iredell County Detention Center after posting $ 100,000 bond.
A week later, the Mooresville Police Department said it had filed six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor but was unable to locate it.
Wright’s wife, Christal Ann Wright, was also arrested during the initial service of a search warrant on November 3 and charged with possession of marijuana and resistance, obstruction and delay. She was released on $ 2,500 bail.
Brown said Christal Ann Wright and the two older children were safe and cooperating with law enforcement, WLOS said.
âFrom what I understand his kids think their dad hung the moon,â Brown said. “Well, he has to step up and let them be in a safe place while he goes to fight his own battle.”
Texas authorities issued an Amber Alert Tuesday night for 11-year-old Jonathon Wright; Lucas Wright, 9; and Ariana Wright, 8 years old. MPs said the three children and their father were last seen near Settlers Pass, an area of ââRio Medina near Castroville.
Jonathon, 11, is described as 4 feet 8 inches, 80 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green outerwear, bright blue LL Bean underwear and gray Adidas shoes with a red background.
Lucas is described as 4 feet 5 inches, 70 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He also wore green outerwear on his last visit, with a purple LL Bean undercoat and brown boots with a camouflage foil on top.
Ariana is described as 4 feet 5 inches, 70 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Also wearing green outerwear, Ariana was last seen in an orange, blue and white LL Bean underwear and gray Adidas shoes with a red background.
The father is 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and 170 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Maybe he’s wearing a green jacket / hoodie.
“We’re afraid of catching it, but we want to catch these kids,” Brown told KRIS. “They need to be in a warm bed.”
KSAT reported on Friday that the US Marshals Service had offered a reward of $ 5,000 for family information. Anyone with information should contact the Medina County Dispatch Office at 830-741-6153.
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[Featured image: Left: Jonathan Wright/Natl Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children. Right: Ariana, Lucas, and Jonathan Wright/Medina County Sheriffâs Office]