Man on FBI ‘most wanted’ list found d...

Man on FBI ‘most wanted’ list found dead in Blaine by Sheriff Garret Roberts

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SCOOBY-DOO

Salyersville, KY

#1 Jan 16, 2011
BLAINE, Ky.– A man sought for more than two years following accusations he paddled children until they were bloody in his role as convicted evangelist Tony Alamo’s enforcer has died in Kentucky, the Associated Press reported this morning (Saturday, Jan. 15).
John Erwin Kolbek, 51, died Thursday at a home on the Right Fork of Laurel, near Blaine, from what appeared to be a heart attack, said Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts this morning. Roberts said he discovered Kolbek was wanted by the FBI after running his Social Security number through the KSP data base Thursday on his way back to Louisa after visiting the scene.
Roberts said Kolbek’s wife, Jennifer Kolbek, called Lawrence County 911 Thursday at 2:55 p.m., and reported that she needed an ambulance and that her husband was “not breathing”.
Ms. Kolbek at first identified herself to Roberts as ‘Michelle Jones’ and her husband as ‘John Jones’, Roberts said. She told him that she had lived in Blaine for approximately eight months with her six children, four of whom Roberts described as “adults”, after finding the small farm for sale on the internet. After Roberts requested some type of identification, Ms. Kolbek gave Roberts a birth certificate which included his SS number.
She also said that she had been separated from her husband for “several years” but that he had called her Tuesday morning, Jan. 11th, 2011 from a Penn Station sub shop in Somerset, Ky., and told her he was ill and requested that she come and pick him up, which she did, Roberts said.“Apparently Mr. Kolbek was very ill when she picked him up and became worse as the two days before his death transpired,” Roberts told The Lazer this morning.
Roberts said Lawrence County Coroner Mike Wilson was called to the scene and decided to send the body to Frankfort for an autopsy. It was determined that Kolbek had died of con-genitive heart failure and fingerprints confirmed that he was John E. Kolbek, who had been on the run since 2008 after the FBI charges were filed. Roberts said Kolbek did not look like the FBI photo (printed above) and that he had a full beard and appeared to weigh nearly 300 pounds. He also said Ms. Kolbek did not look much like her FBI photo, either.
“I had no idea who he was until we were on the way back in with the body,” Roberts said this morning.“When I ran his Social Security number through the computer it came back that he was wanted by the FBI.”
When Roberts returned to the scene after learning of Kolbek’s real identity, he said Ms. Kolbek was gone.“There were two male adult children there, approximately 18 years of age, but she had taken the rest of the family and left,” Roberts said.“She later contacted the Coroner (Wilson) and told him that she had gone to Tennessee to visit friends and that she will be back in Louisa today (Saturday) to complete funeral arrangements,” Roberts said.
“I don’t believe Kolbek had been here for the entire time the family was here,” Roberts said.“I talked to several residents of the area Friday and none of them had seen him around the gas station or anywhere else.”
Sheriff Roberts, who has installed the latest in police technology during his two terms in office, said he has been contacted only by the FBi and the Texarkana Gazette newspaper since the incident. He said contrary to the AP report, Ms. Kolbek is not wanted by the FBI at the present time, and has not been charged with any part of the Alamo crimes.

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SCOOBY-DOO

Salyersville, KY

#2 Jan 16, 2011
Here’s what the Associated Press reported this morning concerning Kolbek’s past:
Kolbek, who for a time lived in Fort Smith, vanished after Alamo’s compound in Fouke was raided on Sept. 20, 2008. Alamo was arrested five days later in Arizona and convicted the following year of taking children across state lines for sex. He is serving a 175-year federal prison sentence.
Kolbek was wanted on charges of felony battery and fleeing and had managed to hide from authorities despite widespread media attention, including several segments on “America’s Most Wanted.”
Grubbs said authorities figured out Kolbek was the deceased person in Kentucky because a woman with him was also wanted.(This is not the case according to Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts, who made the identification of Kolbek Thursday at Blaine, not Louisa) The FBI also has been looking for Kolbeck’s wife, Jennifer Kolbeck. Grubbs did not know if she was the woman with him when he died. Authorities confirmed Kolbeck’s identity through his fingerprints and tattoos.
The Little Rock FBI office didn’t return a message seeking comment Friday. U.S. Attorney Deborah Groom, whose Western District of Arkansas office prosecuted Alamo and sought Kolbeck, said she had no comment.
Witnesses in Alamo’s case described beatings Kolbeck had administered to children in Alamo’s ministry. One witness testified that Kolbeck hit him in the face about 15 times and then struck him hard about 30 times with a three-foot wooden paddle on three separate occasions. The witness said he was punished for insignificant misbehavior.
The FBI’s wanted poster for Kolbeck recounts a time Kolbeck paddled an unclothed boy until he was bruised and bloodied, stopping when the paddle broke. Kolbeck was described as 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds.
State welfare officials seized six girls in the 2008 raid, the findings from which led to other children being taken into state custody. Ultimately, the state was authorized to seize more than 100 children, most of whom investigators could not find.
Witnesses testified during Alamo’s trial that Alamo took girls as young as 9 years old to be his “wives” and that he ran his Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and businesses with threats and intimidation, with Kolbeck on hand to administer beatings.
Alamo had other compounds in Fort Smith; Moffett, and Muldrow, Okla.; and Los Angeles. He also had congregations in New York and New Jersey.
Alamo, whose real name is Bernie Lazar Hoffman, lost his criminal appeal in December before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Five young women who testified Alamo took them as “wives” and sexually assaulted them when they were minors won a $2.5 million civil judgment against Alamo last January.
abcdefg

Winchester, KY

#3 Jan 19, 2011
noone cares
Specktra

Winchester, KY

#4 Jan 19, 2011
abcdefg wrote:
noone cares
why wouldn't you care? these were helpless children.
interested

Winchester, KY

#5 Jan 19, 2011
as neighbors in each community we need to really beef it up and know who is living near us and as much as we can about them, this wouldn't happen if we were more diligent in community patrol. Many new people have come here it appears that it as become a haven for those evadeing the law, how long ago was it the couple set up the exercise place out by KFC and they were both wanted by FBI they caught them in another state but they stayed here awhile. This area attracts people on the lamb because it is rural and yet within a few minutes they can be in WVA., Ohio, Va. so out of state means delays for local authorities and we are nice accomidating folks here we don't nose in other folks business and they love it here evidently. I hope if he had family here harboring him that they charge them as well, get it cleaned up and send a message don't come here if you are evadeing the law.
Nunya

Winchester, KY

#6 Jan 19, 2011
interested wrote:
as neighbors in each community we need to really beef it up and know who is living near us and as much as we can about them, this wouldn't happen if we were more diligent in community patrol. Many new people have come here it appears that it as become a haven for those evadeing the law, how long ago was it the couple set up the exercise place out by KFC and they were both wanted by FBI they caught them in another state but they stayed here awhile. This area attracts people on the lamb because it is rural and yet within a few minutes they can be in WVA., Ohio, Va. so out of state means delays for local authorities and we are nice accomidating folks here we don't nose in other folks business and they love it here evidently. I hope if he had family here harboring him that they charge them as well, get it cleaned up and send a message don't come here if you are evadeing the law.
You are so right, what better place to hide!
pretty bad

Paintsville, KY

#7 Jan 19, 2011
There was a $10,000 reward on him and no one seemed to know him cause he changed his looks.just goes to show how easy it is and we never know who is living by us and is walking around our kids in church,parks,stores......maybe he wasnt in blaine that long but he was sure in Ky staying somewheres....I think his wife should be in some trouble,She did LIE to the cops giving wrong name which happen to be HER SISTER'S NAME!!! Plus she knew he was WANTED and never turn him in and ran with a bunch kids,who i feel sorry for and hope they was not abused!
Crazy

Louisa, KY

#8 Jan 20, 2011
Omg for all we know osama could be hidin out in Blaine somewhere!
local cal

Winchester, KY

#9 Jan 22, 2011
did that wife of his ever come back to blaine and the farm
Point

Eddyville, KY

#10 Jan 22, 2011
Okay, so this woman hurriedly left the area with her younger children. Maybe she fled, not from the police, but just maybe this cult church were looking for her and the little ones. There is a reason why she chose to use a false name for herself and chose a remote area to live. Just my thoughts.
sandman

Paintsville, KY

#11 Jan 22, 2011
wonder if half them kids with her was kiddnaped from that cult she and him was in on the run with them? She knew he was wanted,she should get in trouble for not telling cause she was on run with him hiding out!
just saying

Prestonsburg, KY

#12 Jan 23, 2011
Point wrote:
Okay, so this woman hurriedly left the area with her younger children. Maybe she fled, not from the police, but just maybe this cult church were looking for her and the little ones. There is a reason why she chose to use a false name for herself and chose a remote area to live. Just my thoughts.
Read the Fouke Ak. Topix it will tell you a lot on these people that were living in you door way. Maybe then you will have more thoughts.
OK Now

Paintsville, KY

#14 Jan 23, 2011
They said some of them 7 kids where theirs....so was the others taken from the cult or what? I wonder if this man beat these kids like he did the others,and how was they getting money or working cause ya have to have money for bills and things and to travel...very scary these people where hiding out here but what better area to do it than Blaine!!
tinytim

Prestonsburg, KY

#15 Jan 24, 2011
hey man hve to agree with you to where were they getting money for food, elec, food to feed the livestock they had i would like to know did they have jobs damn no answers i wish icould live like that but not by the hands of that man
wonderdog

Paintsville, KY

#16 Jan 24, 2011
you would think if his wife was on run with him with them kids,and she knew he was wanted cause she came from that cult too,she would get in trouble for not turning him in cause he was wanted by FBI and was on "America most wanted".....why is wife not in trouble???
wonderdog

Paintsville, KY

#17 Jan 24, 2011
maybe she should of turned him in got the 10,000 reward!
ebt

Prestonsburg, KY

#18 Feb 1, 2011
what ever happened in this case did this jennifer jones kolbeck ever bring those kids back to blaine or stay in ak? who is taking care of the little fram out there in the little remote place of blaine as they called it. they tell a lot on the fouke ak topix about them how he beat those kids and she new about it look at his and her pics while you are on there. but like the serial killer that lived here and was going to put an excise place in Louisa where and what ever happen to him no one ever writes about them where you at scoobydoo where are you
DO TELL

Paintsville, KY

#19 Feb 1, 2011
I'd like to know more about this "Serial Killer" who owned the Fitness place down by KFC/Dollar store,whats the story does anyone know?!? Where can i go to find out,any sites???
OH MY

Prestonsburg, KY

#20 Feb 2, 2011
DO TELL wrote:
I'd like to know more about this "Serial Killer" who owned the Fitness place down by KFC/Dollar store,whats the story does anyone know?!? Where can i go to find out,any sites???
ASL "SCOOBY-DOO HE WILL FIND OUT FOR YOU..SCOOB KNOWS EVERYTHING..MORE THEN "THE LAZAR" "THE BIG SANDY" "WSAZ" ASHLAND PAPER"AND MUST I GO ON HE/SHE IS SMART.

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