NEW ORLEANS — Sheriff's deputies crossed state lines into Mississippi on Thursday to bring back a Washington Parish man wanted for raping a child, a statement from the sheriff's office said.
43-year-old Willie Clay Stogner was arrested Wednesday in Mississippi during a routine seatbelt inspection checkpoint in Jones County.
Officers at the checkpoint realized the Stogner had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and took him into custody.
He was taken to the Washington Parish Jail Thursday and booked on charges of child rape.
"We've been looking for Stogner for some time," Sheriff Randy Seal said. "We had information he had traveled outside of Washington Parish and knew that eventually he would be caught. I am so grateful to our law enforcement partners in Jones County who apprehended Stogner and held him until he could be brought back to the confines of the Washington Parish Jail."