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Update: Grant County Rape, Kidnap Suspect Arrested in North Carolina
Sheriff Glenn Palmer
Grant County Sheriff's Office
(541) 575-1131

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A suspect wanted in connection with alleged sex and kidnap charges' involving a 12-year old girl in Grant County, Oregon is in custody Tuesday morning in North Carolina after police arrested him for stealing towels and blankets from a motel.
According to Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer, wanted fugitive JOHN EDWARD WILLIAMS JR, age 36, was arrested August 30, 2011 by Maggie Valley, North Carolina Police Department on local larceny / possession of stolen goods charges. Further investigation led local police to learn WILLIAMS was wanted out of Oregon as a Fugitive from Justice. He was lodged in the Haywood County Correctional Facility in Waynesville, North Carolina pending extradition back to Oregon.
WILLIAMS was last known to be in Oregon last week and believed to have fled to the east coast.