REACH Could Not Protect This Poor Woman
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Author:  Catherine [ Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:42 pm ]
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This awful event happened Monday night in a town about an hour's drive from where I live. Apparently, the woman had taken shelter from her abusive husband at a local REACH house with her 13 year old son. ... 1/60919081

The perp remains at large.


Author:  mga [ Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:41 pm ]
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boy that pisses me off....the guy must be a real wimp.

Author:  Nina [ Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:14 pm ]
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Wow. Very sad. I knew someone that was killed by her estranged husband. Still hard to believe. The guy John Woodring doesn't look dangerous. Just goes to show you cannot judge someone on looks. I feel so sorry for that 13 year old boy. How tragic.

Author:  Catherine [ Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:55 pm ]
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I understand his natural father was coming up from Texas to take him back home with him, although the son will probably have to come back to testify if Woodring is caught and there is a trial.

There were some comments that were published by the paper, purportedly made by those who knew Woodring. They said he was a real mean sombitch when he thought he'd have the upper hand. That's pretty typical of abusers.

Author:  mga [ Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:12 pm ]
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i'd love to kick his ass myself......grrrrr.

man, i can;t stand when i hear about a guy beating on a woman...unless, of course, if it was anne coulter...then i'd probably join in.

sorry...i just had to add that.

Author:  Catherine [ Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:20 pm ]
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You ain't beatin' on a woman if you beat Ann Coulter! :P

Author:  Catherine [ Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:56 pm ]
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The perp is still at large and the story has made it to CNN...


Author:  Catherine [ Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:59 pm ]
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Fugitive alert nets clue in Midwest
by Jordan Schrader

September 23, 2006 12:15 am

SYLVA – Police say a driver cut off by another car on a Midwestern toll road took note of its license plate, giving investigators in Jackson County what could be a break in the hunt for a murder suspect.

Law enforcement around the country received information Friday morning about John “Woody” Woodring, a fugitive since the shooting death of his wife Monday.

Seeing a description of the electric blue Honda Civic police believe Woodring stole from a neighbor, the motorist remembered the rude driver Thursday night, Sylva Police Chief Jeff Jamison said.

“They made note of the color of the vehicle, the fact that it was a North Carolina plate, a partial plate number,” Jamison said.

Police were asking authorities in the unidentified Midwestern state Friday whether video captured the car at a toll road gate.

Police say Woodring shot his estranged wife, Bonnie, after bursting into the shelter for domestic violence victims where she had taken refuge.

Also Friday, detectives sifted through the evidence they found in a search of his Corvette, including a computer and notebooks.

After three days of ground and air sweeps, Jamison said, “There’s no actual searches being done of places or areas, but we are still following up on leads.”

Age: 35
Height: 5”10’
Weight: 190
Race: White
Hair: Straight, short, brown
Distinguishing marks: U.S. Marine Corps tattoo on arm
Possible vehicle: Blue 2006 Honda Civic. N.C. plate JRY2108
Reward: Police are offering an unspecified cash reward for information leading to Woodring’s capture.


Author:  Catherine [ Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:02 pm ]
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TV’s ‘Most Wanted’ joins Woodring hunt
by Adam Behsudi

SYLVA – Almost a week after Bonnie Woodring was shot and killed in a Sylva domestic abuse shelter, police are enlisting the help of the “America’s Most Wanted” television show to find her suspected killer, John Woodring.

Sylva Police Chief Jeff Jamison said Saturday a crew was in town filming for the show. He said the program is scheduled to air Sept. 30.

The show has helped law enforcement officials catch 906 fugitives since it began airing in 1988. “America’s Most Wanted” is already featuring a profile of Woodring on its Web site.

Law enforcement around the country received information Friday about Woodring, a fugitive since the shooting death of his wife Monday.

“We have what we consider a viable lead,” Jamison said.

He said a motorist Thursday night on a toll road in the Midwest was cut off by a car with license plates matching the vehicle in which Woodring is believed to have fled.

Police believe Woodring stole an electric blue Honda Civic from a neighbor the night of the shooting.

“We’re working with the authorities to see if there would be some video,” he said.

Jamison would not disclose the location of the sighting but said it was “near a major city.”


Author:  wildy1299 [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:34 pm ]
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New information this morning received regarding Woody Woodring..

I live in Sylva where the incident happen.. I know him personally.. and I would love nothing more than for them to catch him. Please let everyone know that he is now on America's Most Wanted which will be aired on Sept. 30th.

Here is the news update from our local radio station:


September 26, 2006

One week after he went missing after allegedly shooting his wife, John “Woody” Woodring is still a fugitive. However, there is a new lead this morning. Sylva Police Chief Jeff Jameson says they have located the 2006 Honda Civic behind the Greyhound bus station in Knoxville, Tennessee. Investigators are searching for clues there now and will follow up on any leads. Woodring is wanted for first-degree murder charges in the death of his wife, Bonnie, last week at the REACH Emergency Shelter.

Author:  mga [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:45 pm ]
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how does one run that long without money? and, if he has money, he must be getting support from someone...i'm betting the family is secretly helping him out.

by the way, wildy1299, welcome to the forum.

Author:  wildy1299 [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:50 pm ]
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In the reports.. the family has reported having a "dispute" many years ago. In his website he had stated that "he didn't have no family". They disowned him is what I gathered.

However.. the car he stole, was from a neighbor along with the gun and he took financial records of some sort.

my opinion.. he planned this out. He's either hopped the bus or he's had someone to meet him there. However, I do not believe that his family is helping him. At least I wouldn't think anyone would help someone like this.. unless it's another criminal themself.

Author:  mga [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:55 pm ]
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we had a fugitive in new york recently...state police were chasing him for a long time...he had plenty of help and support from many people. this guy was wanted for shooting a cop.

Author:  wildy1299 [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:01 pm ]
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I just want to reach out to the public and tell everyone to please post his picture everywhere.. in gas stations, hotels, everywhere possible.. along with all the other fugitives and terrorist.

We are a very small town.. and this was devastating news. It really hits home when you know the guy personally and had him repeatedily ask me out and follow me around for a couple months. That was about 3 years ago. I'm so thankful today that I trusted my "gut" instinct. I feel for Bonnie and her children..

Author:  wildy1299 [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:25 pm ]
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Here's the article that was just published regarding the car being found in TN.

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