Fugitive's arrest in Brighton Heights allegedly turns up drugs, stolen rifle

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Authorities arrested a fugitive wanted for failing to pay child support, and got much more than they bargained for in the process.

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office caught Durrell Calhoun, 32, of Perry on Thursday morning, according to Sheriff William P. Mullen. Calhoun was arrested on a warrant for falling behind more than $5,000 in child support payments.


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Deputies contacted Calhoun’s girlfriend at a Brighton Heights home, and she let them come in to arrest him without incident.

While inside, deputies allegedly saw packages of heroin, so they got a search warrant for the house.

They ended up allegedly finding 270 stamp bags of heroin, three ounces of suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, a stolen semi-automatic rifle and three pistols, according to Mullen. They also found personal items for Kristofer Johnson, the girlfriend’s brother, who is also a wanted fugitive.

Deputies took Calhoun to the Allegheny County Jail and got another arrest warrant for Johnson, who was already wanted for parole and probation violations.

Anyone who has information on Johnson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the sheriff’s office.


 

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