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Warrant issued for Tekoa man

Shelton could face life in prison when caught

TEKOA – A nationwide manhunt is underway for Carl Shelton, 23, of Tekoa, who was convicted of child rape and failed to appear in court for a probation violation hearing.

Shelton, who pleaded guilty to second-degree child rape for assaulting a girl in Tekoa in 2020, was sentenced by Judge Gary Libey to six months in jail and ordered to undergo several years of sex offender treatment as part of a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative.

However, Shelton’s absence at his recent court date has triggered a nationwide arrest warrant issued by Judge Libey, with no bond specified.

If found guilty...


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