Posted: Sep 19, 2013 5:03 PM
Updated: Sep 19, 2013 5:45 PM
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office has captured a fugitive wanted in Georgia for numerous sex crimes against children, announced Jason Nuccio, Commander of the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
21-year-old Elton Freeman, of 1938 Joe Louis Street in Jennings, was wanted by the Fulton County, Georgia Police Department for molestation of a juvenile, aggravated sodomy, cruelty to children, and sexual battery of a minor. Freeman was also wanted by the Fulton County, Georgia Sheriff's Office for failing to appear in court on separate charges of molestation of a minor and sexual battery.
"I'm proud of the outstanding work of our Fugitive Apprehension Unit in capturing dangerous fugitives who are found hiding in Louisiana," said Attorney General Caldwell. "Our streets are safer with this man back in custody," he added.
With assistance from the Jennings Police Department and the Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit, agents with the Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested Freeman at 318 East Willis Street in Jennings on Wednesday.
Freeman was booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail and is awaiting extradition to Georgia.
Law enforcement agencies needing assistance locating and apprehending a wanted individual can contact the Fugitive Apprehension Unit at (225) 326-6100.