Man Who Wrote "Catch Me If You Can" On His Own Police Wanted Appeal Has Been Jailed For 8 Years
A criminal from London who wrote "catch me if you can" under his own wanted appeal on Facebook has been jailed for eight years. The foolish act unsurprisingly backfired on him and the police had the last laugh.
20-year-old Jordan Carr from Enfield, north London, was sentenced for a variety of offences at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday - one of his offences was threatening two girls with an imitation firearm.
Authorities said that on January 29, 2020, Jordan Carr along with his friend Mason Matthews threatened two girls with an imitation firearm in order to ascertain the whereabouts of a suspect in a stabbing that occurred five months earlier on the same road - Bedford Road, Kempston.
In February 2021 police officers stopped Car and searched him following an aggravated burglary that had taken place nearby, he gave the authorities a false alias.
Once police later identified him as Jordan Carr they launched a social media appeal requesting information about his whereabouts.
Police posted the appeal on Bedfordshire Police's Facebook page, with the post quickly going viral after Jordan Carr commented on it saying "catch me if you can".
In June 2021, Carr was arrested and subsequently charged.
During a week-long trial at Luton Crown Court in February 2022, he was found guilty of a firearms offence. Carr also pleaded guilty to a separate GBH offence that related to an incident in prison, he had assaulted another inmate with an improvised weapon.
Jordan Carr was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison and the judge described him as "dangerous and not fit to be in normal society."
Detective Sergeant David Gordon from Bedfordshire Police 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.
"He challenged us to catch him if we could. We did, and he is now going to prison for a very long time."
Referring to his comment under his wanted appeal, Bedfordshire Police said on social media:
"Carr will now be spending eight years in prison. Catch ya later, Jordan, & remember - you Carrn't run away from us."