KY Sheriff Finds 5-Year Fugitive Couple Via Facebook


They were on the run for a half decade, but two Clay County, Ky., fugitives were caught in Texas, thanks in part to Facebook, reports WKYT-TV in Hazard, Ky. Clay County sheriff’s officials did some digital detective work to find two fugitives who had been on the run for a long time. Jerry Lee Callahan, 44 and his wife, Rebecca, 40, were on the run for five years.

Officials tracked them down using social networking and found out they had even applied for a driver’s license in the lone star state. The two were arrested in 2007. Between the two of them, they faced a combination of 20 counts of rape, sexual abuse, sodomy and incest. Someone who knew them chatted with them online, which enabled officials to locate them in Victoria county Texas. “They had been talking to them on Facebook, back and forth and we obtained some IP addresses,” said Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson. “Even if you are on the run you are going to stay in contact with friends and family which in the future it is going to be a tool that law enforcement will use and has used and will be continuing to use.”

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