Man wanted in W. Georgia for child molestation is captured

Press Release

TROUP COUNTY, GA -  During a night-time field training exercise in Delaware County, Indiana, on 8/13/10, authorities spotted William Abernathy III wandering in the absolute darkness of Butterfield Street.

Realizing that this was an abnormal situation, authorities approached Abernathy and asked if he was all right. 

Further questioning led to determining his identity. A routine check of warrants on Abernathy indicated three misdemeanor counts of minor violations for Indiana and six outstanding warrants for Aggravated Child Molestation in Troup County, Georgia.

The Troup County Sheriff's Office is currently working with Delaware County, Indiana authorities to determine the details for Abernathy's extradition.

Source: Troup County Sheriff's Office