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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Friday April 15th, 2022 :: 11:03 a.m. CDT


Kidnapping Suspect Now In Custody

Violent Crime Investigators are releasing the name of the suspect wanted in the aggravated kidnapping of a man in southwest Harris County.

On Saturday March 19, 2022, the 55-year-old victim was driving in the 6600 block of S Highway 6 in southwest Harris County.
The victim stated a Hispanic male now identified a 30-year-old Sonny John,  flagged him down by pointing at the wheel on his vehicle.
He pulled into a parking lot and the John exited the truck and told him there was something wrong with his tire.

He then ran to his truck and grabbed a bag of tools, began tapping the tire.

The said the tire is fixed and needed payment.  The victim asked him how much and he told him $500 dollars. 

The victim told him he did not have any money.  John walked back to his truck, returned and entered the victim’s passenger side door, and held a knife and a handgun.

John  demanded he drive to a local Walgreens store, followed him to the ATM inside, and attempted withdrew cash from the victims account.

The surveillance video shows John entering the store behind the victim and holding a weapon to his back.

He was able to contact two friends who brought the victim some money to give to John.

He is currently being held in the Harris County Jail on an open warrant , after being captured in a pursuit with a local agency.

Investgators are urging the public to come forward if they were a victim of this suspect. 

They may call the Violent Crime Unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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