U.S. Marshals Bust Man In Fort Smith Accused Of Molesting Children
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – U.S. Marshals busted an Ohio man on Oct. 2 in Fort Smith who was wanted on suspicion of molesting children, according to a news release.
William Waters, 38, was arrested near the Fort Smith Regional Airport and booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center shortly after, the release states.
He was wanted by the Westlake Police Department in Ohio on suspicion of two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a child under the age of 16, according to the release.
The accusations stem from several occasions when authorities said Water molested two children over the course of many years, the release states.
Waters fled Westlake after a warrant was issued for his arrest on July 21, according to the release.
U.S. Marshals from Fort Smith and Muskogee made the arrest after authorities spotted a man that looked like Waters driving a van, the release states.
When they approached the van to identify the man driving the vehicle, the driver sped off. After a pursuit by authorities and a physical struggle, Waters was arrested, according to the release.
Northern District of Ohio U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “People that commit crimes against children are the worst offenders. We will stop at nothing and go any distance to bring these fugitives to justice.”
Waters is awaiting extradition back to Ohio, the release states.