Update: Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Walton County

November 28, 2016

Barrow County/Walton County, GA – On November 28, 2016, John Calhoun was arrested by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office following a high speed vehicle pursuit in Walton County.  Prior to his arrest, Calhoun also allegedly assaulted another individual in Barrow County.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Calhoun’s list of charges include two (2) counts of carjacking, two (2) counts of aggravated assault, two (2) counts of aggravated battery, two (2) counts of armed robbery, two (2) counts of vehicle theft, two (2) counts of elder abuse, one (1) count of burglary, one (1) count of kidnapping, one (1) count of financial transaction card fraud, and additional charges.

This investigation remains active and ongoing.


November 27,2016

Police are seeking a man wanted on multiple charges including a kidnapping in Walton County that ended with the victim being located in Barrow County.  John Calhoun, age 29, is 6’00” tall, 260 lbs, with brown hair, hazel eyes, goatee, tattoos, and is believed to be wearing a white t-shirt.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

The following agencies are participating in this manhunt:

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Walton County Sheriff’s Office

Barrow County Sheriff’s Office

Georgia State Patrol

Winder Police Department

Auburn Police Department

Authorities are asking anyone knowing Calhoun’s whereabouts to contact local law enforcement (E911) immediately.


Nelly Miles | Nelly.miles@gbi.ga.gov | 404/270-8330