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Cops Seek Domestic Violence Abuser

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to support victims and get justice for their abusers. Each week on “Washington’s Most Wanted,” we are featuring domestic violence fugitives like Jonathan Rhodes. Pierce County deputies say Rhodes is wanted for multiple counts of a violation of a domestic violence no-contact order and for two counts of burglary.

“Mr. Rhodes just can’t learn his lesson,” says Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer. “When his victim was attacked, he not only choked her out, he punched her in the mouth so hard she needed stitches. And then when he was in prison, he continued to call and harass our victim. Since then he’s wanted for more DV crimes, burglary, has a criminal history, and is somebody who’s not going to stop until we get him caught and taken off the streets.”

Jonathan Rhodes has three felony convictions for theft as well as forgery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is 33 years old, and has a heart and cross tattooed on this right hand, and a pot leaf inked on his left shoulder. If you know where deputies can find him, call an anonymous tip into Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County at 1 (800) 222-TIPS.

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