Sex offender captured: Elonzo Latham gets 30 years in prison

Columbus man found guilty of child sex crime is on the run

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – He was arrested on May 28.

The man found guilty of having sex with a child finds out how long he will go to prison.

Elonzo Latham was ordered to stay 30 years behind bars.

Latham was arrested at a southside Columbus home on Tuesday by Lowndes County deputies and U.S. Marshals.

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

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

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