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Suspect featured on 'America's Most Wanted' captured in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A man featured on America's Most Wanted this summer was captured Monday in St. Petersburg, authorities said.

U.S. Marshals and St. Petersburg police officers took 37-year-old John Thomas Reardon into custody about 3 p.m. Monday at 434 Joyce Ter. N.

Authorities in North Carolina have been looking since April for Reardon, wanted for contempt of court related to a cocaine possession charge, according to an arrest affidavit. He also had a warrant from Nevada for obtaining property in return for a worthless check.

It was unclear Tuesday how long Reardon, listed in a report as unemployed, was living in Florida, St. Petersburg spokesman Mike Puetz said.

He was staying at the Joyce Terrace home with his girlfriend, police said.

When officers arrested Reardon, he was in possession of a large bag of jewelry. He told police the items were family heirlooms and worth about $200,000, Puetz said.

Reardon is being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail.

Suspect featured on 'America's Most Wanted' captured in St. Petersburg 10/23/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:07pm]
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