Manhunt continues for child molesters
Local, state and federal authorities continue to search for two men accused of committing sex crimes in Newton County, but more tips are coming in as public awareness of the fugitives grows.
Donald Mac Brown, 36, and David Wesley Crawford, 57, are being sought by several agencies under the umbrella of the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force after being charged with child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and solicitation of sodomy.
Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy Cortney Morrison said people are reporting possibly seeing the two men at various locations in Newton County, and investigators continue to follow up on leads and tips. Morrison said authorities believe the two men have not left the county.
The men were believed to be hiding in the woods somewhere in the county and authorities conducted air searches Thursday. Morrison said authorities will continue searching around the clock until both suspects are found.
According to an alert previously put out by the sheriff’s office, “Both [men are] aware that they are wanted and Brown has stated he will not go back to jail.” Crawford and Brown are both suspected to be armed with firearms and knives.
If residents notice anything suspicious or think anyone may be living in the woods near them, they are advised to immediately call 911; people should not investigate any suspicious situation themselves.
“Do not confront the subjects,” Morrison said previously.
Brown was booked into Rockdale County Jail earlier this year on charges of misdemeanor solicitation of sodomy.
Brown is a white male, approximately 6-feet-tall and 245 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.
Crawford is a white male, approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall and 135 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair on the sides and bald on top.
They were believed to be traveling in a 1999 white Ford F-150 with Georgia tag BZW9023.
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