Ac­cused child molesters caught in Florida

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

The two ac­cused sex of­fend­ers on the run were caught in Florida Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Lt. Ty­rone Oliver.

NCSO of­fi­cials were no­ti­fied to­day by the Alachua Po­lice De­part­ment of the ar­rest of Don­ald Brown and James Craw­ford.

Ac­cord­ing to Alachua po­lice, Craw­ford called 911 to turn him­self in on war­rants. When of­fi­cers ar­rived on scene, Craw­ford had a .357 in his waist­band but was taken into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent.

A few mo­ments later, Alachua po­lice re­ceived a 911 call of an at­tempted car-jack­ing. When they ar­rived on scene, of­fi­cers made con­tact with a fe­male vic­tim who stated that a male pointed a gun at her, struck in the face and de­manded that she drive. She drove a short dis­tance be­fore the male ex­ited the car.

A search of the area was con­ducted and of­fi­cers saw a male match­ing the de­scrip­tion given by the fe­male vic­tim. When they ap­proached the male, he took off run­ning. Af­ter a short foot chase, he was ar­rested. The male was then identi- fied as Don­ald Brown.

Brown was in pos­ses­sion of a .38 re­volver, .45 hand­gun and a .22 long ri­fle.

Both men are be­ing held at the Alachua County Jail. Brown is charged with armed bur­glary, kid­nap­ping, ag­gra­vated bat­tery and re­sist­ing ar­rest, along with the charges from Ge­or­gia. Craw­ford is be­ing held on con­cealed weapon vi­o­la­tion and charges from Ge­or­gia.

CRAW­FORD

BROWN

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