The District Attorney’s office issued a public appeal on Tuesday asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and two other suspects wanted for a slew of crimes.

Janet Egan

The District Attorney’s Office asked residents to be on the lookout for 50-year-old Janet Egan who, according to court records, pleaded guilty to embezzlement by an employee charge in April. Egan had a forgery charge dismissed and a warrant for her arrest has been issued by the DA.


Egan, whose last residence is listed in Blue Lake, also has two aliases listed in court records under the name Janet Harvison and Janet Harrison.

In 2018, Egan was reported as a missing person after her employer told her husband she had failed to show up for work. She was last seen locally around the Starbucks on Fifth Street in Eureka.

Nathan LaCount

The District Attorney’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Nathan Lacount who has multiple convictions for traffic offenses including driving with a suspended license and speeding. He also has criminal convictions for assault and battery and drug possession.

According to court records, Nathan LaCount has more than 20 criminal cases on file and the latest incident, a DUI arrest in June, is just one more traffic-related incident for a man who has been declared a “habitual” traffic offender.

Nathan Lacount

That declaration came in October 2018 after he was arrested for speeding and for providing false information to an officer.

In June, Lacount, 40, was arrested for DUI causing injury and child endangerment and a bench warrant for his arrest has been issued after he failed to appear for arraignment earlier this month. Lacount has previously lived in Garberville and he remains at large.

Melissa LaCount

There are nine records related to Melissa Lacount in the court records system primarily dealing with possession of a controlled substance and traffic offenses such as speeding, hit-and-run and driving unlicensed.

Melissa Lacount

The District Attorney’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Melissa Lacount, who is also known to have lived in Garberville.

A $5,000 bench warrant was issued for her and that warrant comes on the heels of two earlier bench warrants issued earlier this year in amounts of $25,000 and $10,000.

Melissa Lacount, 35, remains at large. She has a previous conviction for felony hit-and-run in 2016. In August 2016, she pleaded guilty to speeding and was fined by the court.

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office asks anyone with information about the whereabouts of any of the three sought individuals to contact local law enforcement.

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