A man wanted for multiple counts of child molestation in Indiana was arrested on a boat in San Diego’s Mission Bay area Wednesday night, officials from the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed.
Timothy Faudree, 57, was taken into custody on the water by officials from the San Diego Fugitive Task Force and San Diego Harbor Police.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, investigators had developed information that Faudree was living on a sail boat and traveling throughout the waterways of San Diego County to avoid detection.
An arrest warrant was issued for Faudree from The Marion County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana on Aug. 1 for multiple counts of child molestation and sexual intercourse with a child under 14. He fled the state and for the past three weeks, Indiana officials had been unable to locate him.
He was considered armed and dangerous.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Faudree has an extensive criminal history in five states and has been previously arrested for production of marijuana, burglary, aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials said the fugitive was taken into custody without incident and booked into San Diego Central Jail. He was expected to appear in court Thursday in San Diego.
On his Facebook page, Faudree states he is from Beech Grove, Ind., but is currently living in San Diego.