Monday, August 8, 2016

Reward Offered for Info on Whereabouts of James Nelson II and Jesse Hanes

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with a murder in Ross County.  The Ross County Sheriff’s Office has issued warrants for aggravated murder for James Nelson II, 36, and Jesse Hanes, 38.  The warrants are for the shooting death of Theodore Timmons, 62, of Londonderry.  Nelson has ties to the Newark area, and a car believed to be used by the two men was found on Saturday, Aug. 2 in Newark.  Nelson and Hanes are considered to be armed and dangerous and both have a violent criminal history.  

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.    

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.