Reported Friday June 4, 2010 - 10:00pm CST
The U.S. Marshall's office says Johnnie Profitt was wanted for violent sexual battery of a child under the age of 12. The crime happened in Florida.
Marshall's called the Joplin Police Department when they heard Profitt fled to Joplin, Missouri.
Around 8 a.m. Friday detectives arrested Profitt while he was doing temporary work at a strip mall on Range Line Road.
Police say this case was considered high profile.
"They were violent sex crimes with a child that occurred for several years to this one particular child," says Lt. Mile Hobson of the Joplin Police Department.
Proffit is in jail on a Missouri fugitive warrant.
He was booked on a $25,000 bond.