Lady Gaga attends the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the man who allegedly shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker last year in Hollywood and stole two of the pop star’s French bulldogs. He was released by mistake in April and remains missing.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was one of five people arrested in connection with the February 2021 violent robbery. He was facing an attempted murder charge when he was released from Los Angeles County Jail” due to a clerical error”.
Detectives don’t believe the thieves initially knew the dogs belonged to the pop star, who was in Rome filming a movie at the time. The motive was supposed to be the value of French bulldogs – which can run into the thousands of dollars.
US Marshals, in a statement on Monday, said Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous. The reward is for the information that leads to his arrest.
Representatives for Lady Gaga did not immediately return a request for comment on Wednesday.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.