SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

CONTACT: Chief Deputy Kevin M. Kraus, 412-350-4714

SHERIFF'S OFFICE APPREHENDS "MOST WANTED" SEX
OFFENDER WITHIN HOURS OF BEING PLACED ON LIST

PITTSBURGH, PA - Sheriff William Mullen announces the apprehension of Jack Maurice Myers, 36 years old, formerly from the Homewood section of Pittsburgh.  Myers was wanted on two separate warrants.

The first warrant was for violating the conditions of his probation/parole in regards to his guilty plea on the charges of indecent assault victim less than 13 years old and two counts of corruption of minors.  The victims in this case were nine and ten years old.  Due to the guilty plea, Myers is required to a lifetime registration under Megan’s Law.

Myers second warrant stems from allegedly not residing at the address he provided under law.  The Pittsburgh Police charged Myers for this offense last week.  Since Pittsburgh Police charged Myers, his probation/parole was violated and a warrant was issued on September 13, 2016. 

Last evening, at approximately 9:30PM, sheriff’s deputies received information that Myers was staying at a residence located at 102 St. Joseph Street in Mount Oliver.  Furthermore, the tipster stated that Myers was staying with a female and three small children.  Additionally, deputies received information from probation that Myers current girlfriend, Rhonda Turner, lived at this address in Mt. Oliver.

Sheriff’s deputies immediately went to this area and discovered that the house in question had both the numbers 102 and 105 labeled on the same residence.  The house was immediately surrounded and deputies attempted to make contact with the occupants.  After a few minutes Roberta Turner, 29 years old, answered the door matching the first name given by Myers’ probation officer.

Upon asking Turner if Myers was in the residence, she denied to deputies that he was there at this time.  Furthermore, deputies provided the information that he was in the house and Turner attempted to blockade the entrance in an effort to keep deputies from making entry. Again, deputies provided Turner any opportunity to explain that Myers was in the house, but she stated that her boyfriend’s name is Maurice, not Jack.

Finally, deputies began to search the residence and Myers fled out a side basement door and into the arms of the deputy positioned outside of the entryway.  Myers was taken into custody without incident.  In addition to the apprehension of Myers, Turner was arrested and charged with two counts of hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice.

Deputies continued to clear the residence for officer safety and encountered three children, ranging in the ages of four through six.  Due to the nature of Myers parole/probation violation, Children, Youth and Family Services (CYF) was notified.  The children were transported to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for examination, while custody was assumed by CYF.

Both Myers and Turner were lodged at the Allegheny County Jail and will be arraigned on their new charges.  Also, Myers will be held without bond on his probation/parole violation.

Deputies are still investigating to determine if Turner knew that Myers was a registered sex offender.  Upon determination, Turner could face additional charges.
 
For any media requesting a photo of Myers and/or Turner, please visit the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office website at www.sheriffalleghenycounty.com.