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Fugitive Wanted On Child Porn Charge Caught In Florida

Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A fugitive featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" has been caught after authorities say he failed to move over for an officer conducting a traffic stop.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a deputy pulled someone over in Brevard County last week, but Brett Bowyer didn't move into another lane. Florida law requires drivers to move out of the lane closest to an emergency vehicle or wrecked car.

The trooper said Bowyer seemed nervous and gave a false name. Using a handheld fingerprint scanner, the trooper realized Bowyer was wanted in West Virginia for child pornography. Bowyer, a former high school guidance counselor, was arrested in 2010 and has been on the run after failing to appear in court for his sentencing.

His case aired on the TV show last fall.


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