Wanted south Georgia man arrested; found hiding in closet

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
May 23, 2016

VALDOSTA, Ga (WCTV) -- The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office says a wanted man was arrested after he was found hiding in the closet.

Investigators say 38-year-old Ricky Barron was arrested Sunday on warrants for probation violation, two counts of family violence, four counts of cruelty to children, false imprisonment, theft by taking, and obstruction of an officer.

Some of the warrants had been outstanding since 2014.

Deputies say Barron was caught hiding in a closet of a home on Brandonshire Lane. Octavia Johnson was arrested for hiding Barron, authorities say.

Johnson is charged with hindering the apprehension of a wanted person and obstruction of an officer.

Barron and Johnson were both arrested and transported to the Lowndes County Jail, according to LCSO.

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