HOUSTON – Houston police and Crime Stoppers on Monday held a press conference asking for the public's help in finding fugitive Jonathon Green.
More than a year ago, 21-year-old Jonathon Green was arrested and charged with the murder of Jehlan Vaughn in west Houston.
Green made bond and disappeared, police said.
According to assistant District Attorney Jennifer Meriwether, Green posted a $50,000 bond and then cut his ankle monitor around July or August.
"He had come to court on this case three times before he cut his ankle monitor GPS and fled the jurisdiction, but we know with the help of media, the public and Crime Stoppers, who is offering up to a $5,000 reward in this case, that your anonymous call can solve this case. You can help bring Jehlan justice and you can help bring Jonathon Green to justice," Harris County District Attorney Kimm Ogg said.
Vaughn's family asks anyone with information to come forward and help bring justice to their family.
Jehlan Vaughn's mother, Liz Vaughn-Henderson, described her son as calm, loving, thoughtful, stubborn, passionate and determined. She said Vaughn had a lot of friends who told her Jehlan was an inspiration to them.
"When he killed my son, he killed a part of me, a piece of my family. My family is very tight-nit and they loved him and my father is very, very, very, upset, and he's ill and it's becoming worse and I believe it's because of his grief," Liz Vaughn Henderson said. "When you kill a child, you kill pieces of a family, you killed my baby's dreams, and I'm not OK with it."
HPD homicide detective John Villareal said Green's mother lives in the area, but they believe he fled the state.
Houston police and Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $5,000 reward for information on Green's whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact HPD or Crime Stoppers.
All tips will remain anonymous.