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Criminal Who Wrote ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Under Wanted Appeal Gets Caught By Police

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Criminal Who Wrote ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Under Wanted Appeal Gets Caught By Police

A criminal who dared police to ‘catch me if you can’ under his own wanted appeal has been caught.

Jordan Carr from Enfield, London, appeared at Guildford Crown Court this week where he was sentenced to eight years for a number of charges.

Officers reported that the 20-year-old and his friend Mason Matthews were already wanted for threatening two girls in January 2020 with an imitation firearm.

Apparently they were seeking the location of a suspect in a stabbing that happened five months prior on Bedford Road, Kempston.

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Jordan Carr. Credit: Bedfordshire Police
Jordan Carr. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Carr was later stopped by officers in February 2021 in the same area following a nearby aggravated burglary, but he gave the cops who searched him a fake alias. 

After the incident, officers identified him as Carr and subsequently launched a media appeal for his arrest. 

Bedfordshire Police shared the appeal on their Facebook page, which soon went viral after Carr himself commented telling them to ‘catch me if you can’. 

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The criminal dared police to catch him on his own wanted appeal. Credit: Facebook
The criminal dared police to catch him on his own wanted appeal. Credit: Facebook

Ironically he was caught in June 2021 and arrested, leading to a trial and his latest sentencing - eight years behind bars. 

Taking to Twitter yesterday (12 May), Bedfordshire Police wrote: “Just over a year ago, Jordan Carr wrote on his own wanted appeal on our Facebook page 'catch me if you can'.

“Guess what happened next? We caught him, obviously. Carr will now be spending eight years in prison.

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“Catch ya later, Jordan, & remember - you Carrn't run away from us.”

According to the force, Carr and his accomplice Matthews were found guilty of a firearms offence. 

The 20-year-old also pleaded guilty to GBH and possession of an offensive weapon, both acts committed while he was in prison by assaulting another inmate with a weapon he’d made out of knives. 

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Matthews, 22, was given two and a half years behind bars, while Carr was given a total of eight years, with the judge ruling him as ‘dangerous’.

Mason Matthews. Credit: Bedfordshire Police
Mason Matthews. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police’s investigating officer, Detective Sergeant David Gordon, said: “Carr is clearly an extremely violent individual who has a certain arrogance about him and thinks he is above the law.

“I welcome the result in court today and hope that he now uses this time to reflect on his dangerous behaviour and actions.

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“He challenged us to catch him if we could. We did, and he is now going to prison for a very long time.”

Featured Image Credit: @bedspolice/Twitter/Alamy

Topics: Crime, UK News

Daisy Phillipson
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