The U.S. Marshals Service has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.
KATV reports that authorities have dedicated additional resources to the search for fugitive Jory John Worthen, suspected of killing Alyssa Renee Cannon and her son, Marshall Braydon Ray Ponder, in June.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the mother and son were found dead in their Camden, Arkansas, home in late June after family members unable to reach Cannon called police to report them missing.
According to the KATV report, police have already made one arrest in the murder case: Last month, police arrested Montez Charles-Xavier Woods, 22, on suspicion of hindering apprehension or prosecution, as authorities believe he has knowledge of the crime and Worthen’s role.
Worthen is wanted on two counts of capital murder.
NEW: The U.S. Marshals are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jory Worthen, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in Camden https://t.co/KNOI0LXi2p pic.twitter.com/VnLVal8rTq
— KATV News (@KATVNews) August 7, 2019
Cannon and Worthen are believed to have previously dated, and court records obtained by KFSM show that Cannon took out an order of protection against Worthen, now 23, in 2017. According to the report, Cannon said that Worth was physically abusive and threatened her life.
According to KATV, Worthen has not been seen since June 22.
Worthen is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes; 6’2″ tall and weighing 157 pounds. He reportedly has several tattoos, including a skull with wings on his chest and the words “Matthew 7:6” on the underside of his right forearm.
In addition to the $5,000 reward offered by the U.S. Marshal, the Camden police chief has put up $1,000 for information that leads to a conviction.
Anyone with information about Worthen’s whereabouts or the apparent double homicide is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals at 800-336-0102 or usmarshals.gov/tips.
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[Feature image: Camden Police]