Calaveras County, CA – The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office says it is now actively looking for 25 year old Jimmy Blake Terry. Terry snuck out of a Modesto hospital last month where he was recuperating from a gunshot wound. At the time, the Sheriff’s officials reported there was no warrant out for his arrest.
Now, Sgt. Chris Hewitt says that has changed, “State Parole has put out a warrant for his arrest based on a violation of his parole terms regarding a burglary.”
Hewitt says Terry’s whereabouts are unknown. He stresses, “If you see Terry or know of his whereabouts, do not try to apprehend him yourself. Instead call the local authorities immediately.”
Jimmy Terry was shot by his uncle, 36-year-old Robert Terry, during a dispute in Arnold on October 14th. Robert told officials that he was acting in self defense, and Jimmy was upset about Robert “ratting him out” regarding some thefts in the community. No charges were ever filed against Robert in connection to the shooting.
A detective called the hospital last week to question Jimmy about the shooting. A short time later, the hospital notified the Sheriff’s Office that Jimmy was missing saying he had asked to smoke a cigarette outside and left.