Vermont Fugitive Caught in Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Timothy John Vanstean was arrested at a home in Hinds County Wednesday.

Vanstean had been convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in Vermont in May 1989 but fled before being sentenced.

Sheriff's department spokesman Jeffrey Scott says Vanstean and his wife were stopped at a DUI checkpoint last week.

Scott says Vanstean was cited for not having his driver's license, and deputies discovered an outstanding warrant from Vermont on a domestic violence charge.

Scott says Vermont officials contacted the sheriff's office and Vanstean was arrested Wednesday.

Vanstean was being held in the Hinds County pending extradition proceedings.


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  • by Man on the Street Location: Meridian on Sep 2, 2010 at 04:39 PM
    You always hear people whining and complaining that the police should be doing something other than writing tickets. Well just goes to show you what a routine traffic stop or DUI checkpoint can turn up.
  • by Karma Location: Meridian on Sep 2, 2010 at 12:12 PM
    Got to love Karma!
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