Man wanted by FBI arrested in Springfield

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 21 2014 Nov 21, 2014 Friday, November 21, 2014 4:52:48 PM CST November 21, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A man accused of fleeing from Texas and Montana amid child molestation investigations has been captured in southwest Missouri.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Springfield police arrested 55-year-old Johnny Benjamin Napier on Thursday at a trailer park after getting a tip from a neighbor. A federal arrest warrant had been issued for Napier in April in Montana after he was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

The FBI says that Napier left Comanche, Texas, in 2011 after he was charged in a molestation case. Authorities allege he then moved to Baker, Montana, but disappeared in August 2013 amid a molestation investigation there. He later was charged in Montana.

Authorities say Napier had been using the name Sean Denning.

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