(Press Release) Madera County Sheriff John Anderson announced early Friday morning a break in a several weeks-long investigation into a number of residential burglaries in the Mountain area. One of two people wanted for those break-ins is now behind bars. However, her accomplice, 45-year-old Christopher Edwin Wrought remains on the loose.
Mountain Deputies, Neil Cuthbert, Joseph Widler, Josh Cushing and Sergeant Colleen Weisert, along with California Highway Patrol Officers, assisting Detective Larry Rich, apprehended 25-year-old Bobbi Jo Heiss off Highway 41 in Coarsegold at 1:23 a.m. Friday morning.
Coined the “cat-burg” couple, Heiss and Wrought are suspected of burglarizing homes located in Oakhurst and North Fork.
The pair, at one point, resided on Big Oak Flat Road in Oakhurst.
Wrought, who remains on the loose is believed to still be in the Central Valley area, possibly somewhere in Fresno.
Christopher Wrought, Caucasian male, stands five feet eight inches tall, weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He sports a number of tattoos, among them: a skull holding a hand of cards located just below his left ear, a panther or jaguar penned on his right bicep, WILD ONE painted across his back with the Nazi “ss” symbol in between the two words. He also has flames tattooed on his left wrist.
Arrest records show that in 2005, Wrought, (at the time, a Fresno Parolee) was arrested in Madera County. He was arrested again for parole violation in Madera County in 2006, and turned over to the California Department of Corrections. He was arrested a third time in Fresno County this past March – a booking photo from that arrest is being released to the media along with pictures of his tattoos.
Anyone who may have information is urged to call either the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-765-7770 or CrimeStoppers at 498-STOP. An anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers that will help detectives apprehend Christopher Edwin Wrought could be worth up to $1,000.