News

Actions

Valdosta Fugitive Located in Mississippi, Runs Off After He Tries to Run Over U.S. Marshal

Search for Armed and Dangerous Suspect in Valdosta
Posted at 10:45 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 17:52:20-05

JACKSON, MS (WTXL) - A man wanted in Valdosta has been located in Mississippi, after authorities say he tried to run over a U.S. Marshal in Jackson, before taking off again.

35-year-old John Wesley Walton is wanted on multiple felony charges. According to Georgia State Patrol, he was pulled over Saturday in Valdosta, and when troopers tried to arrest him, he ran away.

Authorities in Jackson, Mississippi told our affiliate WAPT, they located Walton in the area today. Police say a U.S. Marshall nearby discovered that the truck Walton was driving was stolen. When he tried to stop the 35-year-old, Walton pulled off. That's when the marshal shot out the tires in his truck.

Walton then got out of the truck and ran off and has not been found.

He is a convicted felon and considered armed and dangerous. If you see Walton, contact local law enforcement.