Press Release: Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Charged German Cruz Capetillo With Statutory Rape Of A Runaway Juvenile

Sheriff Cleveland “Clee” Atkinson Jr.

PRESS RELEASE

imageIn the early morning hours of 09/18/17, Tarboro Police Department and Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Kathryn Ln. in reference to a runaway juvenile. Once on scene, they found the 13 year old sleeping inside the residence with German Cruz Capetillo, age 30. After further investigation by Detective Johnson of the Sheriff’s Office and Officer Godinez of Tarboro Police Department, it was found that the juvenile and Capetillo had performed sex acts.

Capatillo was charged with Statutory Rape. He was placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under no bond due to being a flight risk. The US Department of Homeland Security was contacted and the process for an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Detainer was started.

We would like to thank Tarboro Police Department for their assistance on this case. Special thanks goes to Officer Godinez, who was instrumental in resolving this incident.

Press Release: Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Provided With Bullet And Stab Resistant Vest by The Mona Pants Foundation

Sheriff Cleveland “Clee” Atkinson Jr.

PRESS RELEASE

Today, all four K9s from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office were provided with bullet and stab resistant vests by the Mona Pants Foundation, a non-profit organization. The Mona Pants Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. After several K9s were killed in the line of duty during 2015, Mona Pants decided to step in and help. So far, they have equipped 20 K9s with these vests. More can be found on Mona Pants at www.facebook.com/monapantsfoundation.

We would like to thank the Mona Pants Foundation and Kathy Williams for providing these vests to us at no cost. They will protect our K9s as they work to protect us and the citizens of Edgecombe County.

Any other law enforcement agencies seeking vests can email auntkathympf@outlook.com. Additionally, donations may be sent to Mona Pants Foundation, PO Box 7960, Jupiter FL 33468 or via Paypal to monapantsfoundation@outlook.com. If making a donation, be sure it is noted that it is for the “Vestification Fund.”

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