Medina County Sheriff’s Office searching for wanted man, three children

The Medina County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help locating a wanted man and his three children.

Deputies say Jonathan Wright is wanted on several out-of-state warrants and is believed to be traveling on foot with his three children in the Rio Medina or Castroville area.

Sheriff Randy Brown said Wright was traveling with his wife and five children when their car became disabled. That’s when the family took off on foot and decided to live off the land.

Wright’s wife and his two older children were seen walking to a store in Rio Medina, Brown said. That’s when a deputy stopped them and found out the family was on the run.

The wife then told police Wright has multiple warrants out of North Carolina for sex crimes against minors.

Brown said Wright’s children are not associated with those warrants.

Wright’s three younger children, Jonathan Wright, 11; Lucas Wright, 9; and Ariana Wright, 8, were last seen Monday with their dad near Settlers Pass, deputies said.

Authorities said the children are believed to be with Wright and were without shelter Monday night. They have no money, food, or cellphones, Brown said.

They have been known to camp out in the woods, and authorities say they are searching an area of land on FM 2676 between CR 366 & 271.

Deputies say if you see Wright, you should not approach him. Authorities ask that you call 911 if you see him or his children. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Medina County Dispatch Office at 830-741-6153.

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