Fugitive from Flagler County arrested in Illinois


FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla — A 31-year-old sex crime suspect who “actively evaded arrest” in Flagler County by traveling through Florida, Tennessee, New York, Connecticut and Illinois has been arrested, police said.

Marc Christian Gordon, accused of soliciting sex acts from a minor victim, was arrested in Winnebago County, Illinois after an anonymous tip. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, a warrant had been issued for Gordon’s arrest in August for unlawful sexual activity with a minor, which is a second-degree felony, police said.

On Tuesday, Gordon was extradited to Flagler County.

Police said he had spoken about fleeing the country to avoid being captured.

“Thanks to the hard work of our Detectives and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, this pervert was arrested before he could flee the country,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “He will now face justice for the crimes he committed on a minor. This is a warning to all who commit a crime in Flagler County – we will not stop looking for you until we arrest you and put you in the Green Roof Inn.”

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