Florida Department of Corrections Investigation Leads to an Arrest

By: Florida Department of Corrections Email
By: Florida Department of Corrections Email

Tallahassee, Fla.- June 19, 2012

The Department of Corrections has re-captured a “Top 10 Most Wanted” absconder.

Less than a week after announcing a new partnership with the Department of Corrections, Crime Stoppers, the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Law Enforcement, the DC Office of Community Corrections has recaptured one of the absconders on the “Top 10 Most Wanted List”.

Offender James Harold Weismore was sentenced to prison in 2008 for the crime of incest with a relative. Weismore was released to sex offender probation in November 2009. He absconded supervision and GPS monitoring in June 2010. A violation of sex offender probation warrant was issued out of Duval County.

“This re-capture and arrest is another example of solid investigation work by our absconder unit staff,” said DC Secretary Ken Tucker. “While conducting a cold case investigation, a DC Community Corrections investigator found a woman via a social website who turned out to be Weismore’s roommate. From that discovery, the investigator was able to track down Weismore living in the Jacksonville area.”

The DC investigator contacted Jacksonville law enforcement who then made the arrest of Weismore.

“Now our ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list we have with Crime Stoppers will have to be updated,” added Secretary Tucker. “That’s a great thing.”

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