LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- A convicted child rapist and sex offender from Dinwiddie County who has been on the run for more than a year after failing to show up for a 2013 sentencing hearing has been captured Lexington, Kentucky.
The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Kentucky said agents found Scott McBride hiding in a Lexington home Wednesday.
Officials said that after an extensive, 18-month-long fugitive investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Diwniddie investigators, the team developed a lead that McBride was hiding out in Lexington.
The team tracked McBride to an address in the 600 Block of Pasadena Drive and US Marshals found him hiding in a back bedroom.
"McBride was forced on to the bed and handcuffed after initially failing to obey task force commands," said U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson in a news release. "After his arrest, McBride asked task force members, 'How did you find me?' Task force members replied, 'With Good Investigative Work.'"
Additionally, officials said McBride was found with 18 marijuana plants growing in his room along with 1,800 controlled pills.
McBride is now facing added drug trafficking charges.
McBride was convicted in 2013 of rape and indecent liberties following an incident with a minor at a home off White Oak Road in July of 2012.
"The victim in this particular case was a family member and was a juvenile," Major William Knott with the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office said.
After his arrest, McBride made bond and made all of his court dates. As a result, he was allowed to remain free on bond when he was convicted, but deputies said he never showed up for sentencing on Oct. 15.
Friends of McBride, who ran a welding business off of Route 1 for several years, still consider him innocent. However, they do admit things do not look good since he is on the run.
Commonwealth's Attorney Ann Baskerville said McBride will face extra time behind bars when he is caught. In fact, he is already facing two additional felony charges, failure to appear in court and failure to register as a sex offender.