Jory Worthen captured in California; accused of killing girlfriend, her son

Jory Worthen taken into custody in California

BURBANK, Ca. (KSLA) - More than a year on the run, authorities have confirmed that Jory John Worthen was arrested on Monday afternoon.

Worthen is accused of killing his girlfriend Alyssa Renèe Cannon, 20 a Bossier native, and her 4-year-old son, Marshall Braydon Ray Ponder, in Camden, Arkansas in 2019. Their bodies were found at her home on Ronald Drive.

The bodies of 20-year-old Bossier City, La., native Alyssa Renee’ Cannon and her 4-year-old son, Marshall Braydon Ray Ponder, were discovered June 25 in her home on Ronald Drive in Camden, Ark. [Source: Camden, Ark., Police Department]
The bodies of 20-year-old Bossier City, La., native Alyssa Renee’ Cannon and her 4-year-old son, Marshall Braydon Ray Ponder, were discovered June 25 in her home on Ronald Drive in Camden, Ark. [Source: Camden, Ark., Police Department]

He was added to the U.S. Marshal’s Top-15-Most-Wanted list in July. At one point, it was believed Worthen may have been in Georgia.

Worthen is being held in California and will be extradited back to Arkansas.

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