Nationwide Hunt Ends in San Diego

A convicted sex offender on the run for almost a month with his girlfriend and daughter were captured near Valley Center Tuesday.

The 4-year-old disappeared from Ohio May 30 with her mother Candace Watson, 24, and fugitive sex offender Robbi Potter, 27.

On Tuesday, a couple recognized the little girl from a billboard and called authorities. They were arrested at the Morning Star Ranch near Valley Center, where they had been staying over a week.

Deputies say the 4-year-old was taken to Polinski Childrens Center for the night. She will go to Rady Childrens Hospital on Wednesday to be examined by doctors.

"It looks like she may have chicken pox, but she's very happy and outgoing," San Diego Sheriff's Spokesperson Jan Caldwell said.

Watson was taken to the Vista Detention Facility. Potter was taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center downtown.  He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

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