Columbus man on the run after child sex crime conviction captured

The man on the run for a week after being convicted of a child sex crime is captured
Columbus man found guilty of child sex crime is on the run

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man found guilty of a child sex crime and who has been on the run for a week is in custody.

Elonzo Latham was arrested Tuesday morning in south Columbus.

Lowndes County deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested him.

Latham was on trial for sexual battery. After a lunch break, he did not return for closing arguments.

A jury convicted him of having sex with and impregnating a 13-year-old.

Latham will be sentenced at a later date, where he faces 20 years to life in prison.

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