Lubbock Police have enlisted the help of NewsChannel 11's Most Wanted to track down a suspect they consider violent and dangerous. Authorities are looking for 29-year-old Jon Ray Rodriguez. He is accused of aggravated kidnapping and assault.
Police say earlier this year Rodriguez nearly strangled a female victim to death. They brought him up on those charges, but e-mails surfaced, allegedly from the victim, taking some of the blame. That caused a judge to lower the bond amount, allowing Rodriguez to bond out.
Now, investigators say Rodriguez faked that evidence. Police say he hacked into the victim's e-mail account and sent e-mails to himself, attempting to exonerate himself and place some of the blame of the victim.
"Our computer forensic officers were able to trace the e-mails back to the suspect's computer and serve a search warrant on his house. We did confiscate evidence from there and subsequent charges have now been filed. Further warrants are out for his arrest and he is being sought now for the additional charges," Lubbock Police Captain Greg Stevens said.
Rodriguez is now charged with tampering with evidence and breach of computer security. The recommended bond on this one is $350,000. Authorities also tell us he's been charged with assault before. We checked into his record in Lubbock County and found two other aggravated assault cases, one from 2005 and one from 2006.
If you know how to find Jon Ray Rodriguez, call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. NewsChannel 11 has partnered with ABC Bank, and they're going to match the Crime Line reward for the arrest and conviction of this suspect.
Rodriguez is now on NewsChannel 11's Most Wanted wall. You call could move him to the captured wall. Again, authorities consider him dangerous. If you see Rodriguez, don't try to approach him, call police immediately.
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