On February 8, 2013, Hunter was arrested in Morristown, Tennessee by officers from the Morristown Police Department for being a fugitive from justice for the outstanding charges from Virginia.
The Waynesboro Police Department, operating off a Crime Stoppers tip, provided the information to the Tennessee officials that led to locating Hunter and his subsequent apprehension.
Hunter had been wanted from Waynesboro since October of 2012. He is being held without bond in Tennessee pending an extradition hearing.
ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE (Waynesboro Police Department):
The Waynesboro, Staunton and Harrisonburg Police Departments are requesting assistance in locating: Joseph Tyrone Hunter B/M 41 years old 5'10" 160 lbs.
Last known address: Waynesboro Wanted by Waynesboro on 6charges:
2 felony count of forgery/uttering 1 felony count of grand larceny 1 felony count obtain money by false pretenses 1 felony count of receive stolen property 1 felony count failure to appear
Wanted by Staunton on 3 charges:
1 felony count of forgery/uttering 2 felony counts of grand larceny
Wanted by Harrisonburg on 1 charge:
1 felony count of grand larceny
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.