MOST WANTED: Kathy Jo Childress

By: By: Mike Waterhouse
By: By: Mike Waterhouse

UPDATE 11/27/06: Kathy Jo Childress is currently in the South Central Regional Jail. She was brought in on October 2, 2006.

She was given a good chance to stay out of jail. A jury indicted her on meth charges--and a judge gave her a couple days to come up with bail money. But, police say she never showed up with the cash.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department has named Kathy Jo Childress one of Charleston's Most Wanted. She was arraigned on meth charges two weeks ago---and her bond was set at $25,000 or 10%. When Childress didn't show back up at court to pay it in two days, a warrant was issued for her arrest. Deputies need your help to find her.

"This is yet another classic example of someone involved in the use and/or making of methamphetamine not showing up for court,” said Lt. Sean Crosier with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department. “It's very likely she's out there somewhere right now making methamphetamine and putting someone in danger."

Kathy Jo Childress is 47 years old. Her last known address is on Campbells Creek Drive in Malden, but she may be living with someone on E Street in South Charleston.

If you have any information about Childress, call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department at (304) 357-0169.

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