Missing Chinese teenager is found in Chihuahua with American fugitive

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Municipality of Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico (INEGI)

A manhunt for a fugitive with a missing Canton girl has ended in Mexico.

In an email, the U.S. Marshals Service on Monday announced Jonathan Jones, 33, of Toledo, was taken into custody in Ahumada, Chihuahua, in northern Mexico.

The 17-year-old Canton girl was found there, too, agents said. Her condition wasn’t immediately clear.

Federal agents on Saturday asked for public assistance in tracking down both.

The U.S. Marshals Service on Monday announced Jonathan Jones, 33, of Toledo, was taken into custody in Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico. A 17-year-old girl from Canton who was reported missing in April was with him.
The U.S. Marshals Service on Monday announced Jonathan Jones, 33, of Toledo, was taken into custody in Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico. A 17-year-old girl from Canton who was reported missing in April was with him.

Prior to Monday, the pair had last been seen in Arizona near the Mexican border. The girl was reported missing on April 18.

According to the agents and court records, Jones pleaded guilty in March to pandering obscene material and child endangerment. The conviction stemmed from a 2022 case in Wood County. He was expected to be sentenced Thursday but missed his court appearance.

A nationwide warrant was issued after Jones failed to appear in court.

The email from U.S. Marshals said no other information was available at this time. Canton police were referring all additional questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Cleveland office of the FBI released this statement regarding the case:

“The FBI assisted Mexican authorities to locate and safely recover (the missing Canton girl). As the situation is fluid and the investigation is ongoing, no further comment is possible at this time.”

Source: AP

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