• Dennis McCaslin

Arkansas double murder suspect arrested in California by US Marshals



An Arkansas man who made the US Top Fifteen Most Wanted list for killing his girlfriend and her son last summer was arrested in Burbank, California Monday night.


Jory Worthen, 23, allegedly killed his girlfriend, 22-year-old Alyssa Cannon, and her 4-year-old son Braydon Ponder in Camden last June. Authorities say he fled in the victim’s vehicle, which was later found abandoned in a Seattle parking lot, officials said.


“The Western Arkansas U.S. Marshals Task Force was brought into the investigation to assist with apprehension since Worthen had crossed state lines and was believed to be armed and dangerous,” officials said in a news release.


Worthen landed on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 “most wanted” fugitives list, and a $5,000 reward was previously offered for information in the case.


An investigation led authorities to a hotel in Burbank Monday evening. Worthen had apparently been in the Burbank area for five months. When Worthen was located he ran away from officials and was taken into custody after a short foot chase .


Worthen allegedly eluded authorities for so long by using a stolen identity


He is being held in connection with the murder warrant and is awaiting extradition back to Arkansas. He faces two counts of capital murder.


You can see the press release from the US Mashal Service by clicking HERE.



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