Tony Alamo’s enforcer to be featured on America’s Most Wanted

Enforcer for jailed evangelist on the run

In early 2008, a 14-year-old follower of Tony Alamo‘s stated that if he were Harry Potter, he would cast a spell on Alamo. When word got back to Alamo about what was said, he sent John Erwin Kolbeck, also known as The Enforcer, to teach the child a lesson.

KFSM, Arkanas report

Kolbeck took his two sons to a factory in Fort Smith where the child worked scratching expiration dates off of canned foods. Then he severely beat the child with a board nearly 40 times, until the board broke.

When Alamo was arrested last year, Kolbeck fled the area and hasn’t been seen since.

The television show America’s Most Wanted is in Fort Smith, Arkansas to take the story to a national level in hopes of finding John Erwin Kolbeck.

– Source / Full Story: National TV Show To Help Fort Smith Police Catch Suspect, Kate Luck, KFSM, Oct. 1, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

Alamo is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex.

A judge recently ruled that a civil suit against Tony Alamo over beatings can continue.

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