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Missing Halifax County woman found in Philly; man arrested

Posted June 4, 2008

— A missing Halifax County woman, believed to have been held against her will, was found unharmed in Philadelphia, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday. A man with her was arrested.

Cathy Denise Carter, 35, left home on May 1 and stopped reporting to her workplace, where her mother and sister also work, officials said.

Family members said they believed Carter was with Grady Jefferson Jr., 40. Sheriff’s officials received a tip that Jefferson was staying in the Philadelphia area.

Philadelphia authorities found the two at a residence and arrested Jefferson on a North Carolina charge that he had failed to register as a sex offender.

Jefferson was awaiting extradition on the non-registration charge.


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  • prayin4tr Jun 4, 2008

    lol good one mlf!!

  • mlf73 Jun 4, 2008

    As Fred Sanford used to always say: "Grady, you big dummy!!!"

  • prayin4tr Jun 4, 2008

    I am so glad Cathy was found. My family has been praying for her safe return!!! God is good!