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Fugitive located in Beaumont

A Crimestoppers tip led to the apprehension and arrest of a wanted felon hours after the alert was announced.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Crimestoppers tipster reporting that fugitive Willie Nash was at a location in Beaumont. Deputies from the Jefferson County Warrant Division responded to the area that the tipster advised he could be located. The fugitive was placed under arrest for Indecency with a Child without incident, according to Deputy Rod Carroll with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in locating this fugitive,” Carroll said via e-mail. “Mr. Nash was booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. His bond has been set at $10,000.”