On June 23, 2019, Worthen allegedly murdered Alyssa Cannon, 20, and her 4-year-old son, Braydon Ponder, in their home located at 1338 Ronald Drive, Camden, Ark., according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Worthen lived with the victims, whose bodies were discovered two days later, at the residence at the time of the murders. Worthen left his pick-up truck at the residence and took Cannon's 2007 Honda Accord, which was found on July 22, 2019, in a Seattle Burger King parking lot.
In July, U.S. Marshals elevated Worthen to the 15 Most Wanted fugitives list. He was considered armed and dangerous.