John Poytress

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office most wanted person of the week is:

John Poytress of Fresno.  A judge has issued an arrest warrant for failing to report to court on his charges of evading police, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

A Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop near Easton on a motorcycle being ridden by John Poytress.  Once the deputy determined Poytress had several outstanding arrest warrants, he told the deputy he was not going back to jail and took off on the motorcycle.  The deputy pursued him and Poytress eventually pulled into a driveway and ran behind a house near Elm and Sumner.  The deputy deployed his K-9 partner, who bit Poytress.  Deputies took Poytress into custody and booked him into the Fresno County Jail.  He spent three months locked up and was released after posting bond.

John Poytress is 39 years old, 5’8”, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.  He has multiple tattoos on his face and a large one on the front of his neck.

If you know the location of John Poytress, please call Crime Stoppers at 498-7867.  All tips remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.