An Ohio youth soccer coach on the run since Halloween is now in custody as a fugitive from justice after being located by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Last October, 41-year old Justin Smith of Germantown was on trial in Montgomery County Ohio on multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual battery by a coach, and sexual imposition stemming from allegations he had been sexually involved with a 14-year old girl.
However during a break in the proceedings on October 31st, Smith escaped and left the area, his whereabouts unknown for months.
His time on the run ended today around 6:11 p.m. on Friday when OCSO deputies took Smith into custody at a townhome on Clifford Street near Fort Walton Beach.
He’s been charged as a fugitive from justice and transported to the Okaloosa County Jail.
Smith has reportedly been in the area a couple of weeks. Additional details were not yet available.