Dale County fugitive to be featured on In Pursuit with John Walsh

Kent Leo Fry

A Dale County man known across the Wiregrass for his talent for catching unwanted or nuisance animals and who is wanted by the Dale County Sheriff’s Office will be featured on Investigation Discovery’s series “In Pursuit With John Walsh.”

The episode is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. today.

Kent Leo Fry, also known as the “Critter Getter,” 55, of Clayhatchee, is wanted for alleged sex abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

“In Pursuit With John Walsh” profiles fugitives and serves as an outlet to help bring missing children home. Each week, one of the elements in the program is a segment “15 Seconds of Shame,” profiling two additional fugitives each hour.

Walsh is known for his criminal investigation skills, his work as a human rights and victim rights advocate, and for being the host and creator of “America’s Most Wanted.” Walsh became an anti-crime activism after the murder of his son, Adam, in 1981.

Dale County Chief Deputy Mason Bynum said Fry knew he was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office when he fled the area in September 2018. In April 2019, the case was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service. To date, no leads have led to the arrest of Fry.

Fry is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has brown eyes. According to investigators, there is the possibility he driving an unidentified vehicle.

An investigation began in August 2018 after the Sheriff’s Office received a tip, Bynum said. The victim is related to Fry.

Police believe Fry is no longer in the Dale County area.

Viewers with information on Fry’s whereabouts can call 1-833-3-PURSUE or submit a tip to inpursuittips.com. These resources are staffed by trained operators who will accept anoyomous tips and alert authorities.

Viewers should check their local cable or television provider for the Investigation Discovery channel.

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