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Rape, Kidnap Suspect Sought
Sheriff Glenn Palmer
Grant County Sheriff's Office
(541) 575-1131

The following news release is being distributed for Grant County, Oregon Sheriff's Office
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The Grant County, Oregon Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a rape suspect who was last known to be in eastern Oregon Wednesday, August 24, and may have fled the state enroute to possibly Arkansas or Florida. The suspect reportedly was in Limon, Colorado early Friday and has shaved his head and has a goatee.
JOHN EDWARD WILLIAMS JR, age 36, is wanted in connection with alleged sex and kidnap crimes against a 12-year old girl in Grant County. WILLIAMS is described as a white male, 6'4", 250 lbs, brown hair and hazel eyes. Sheriff Glenn Palmer said it is unknown if WILLIAMS is armed.
WILLIAMS was last known to be driving a dark green 1993 Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle displaying unknown Oregon license plates. The vehicle may have an Oregon trip permit in the rear window and a "Support Your Local Sheriff" sticker on the rear bumper.
Anyone seeing WILLIAMS or with information of his location is asked to immediately contact their local law enforcement agency or call Grant County Sheriff's Office at (541) 575-1131.