HARNETT COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A South Carolina man wanted on multiple sex charges in North Carolina and on the Army's most wanted list was arrested in Puerto Rico Thursday morning.
Oscar Rodriguez, a former staff sergeant stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC, is accused of forcibly entering the bedrooms of two victims in Harnett County, NC and engaging in multiple sexual assaults.
Rodriguez fled his post at Fort Jackson when the Harnett County Sheriff's Office obtained warrants for his arrest.
The U.S. Army also issued an arrest warrant for Rodriguez charging him with desertion and placed him on their Top 15 Most Wanted list due to the nature of his charges in North Carolina.
After tracking Rodriguez through multiple states, U.S. Marshals determined that Rodriguez had fled to Puerto Rico.
Authorities in Puerto Rico arrested Rodriguez early Thursday morning and are detaining him until he can be extradited to Harnett County.
Harnett County authorities have charged Rodriguez with three counts of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of second degree rape, two counts of second degree sex offense, one count of sexual battery, two counts of crimes against nature and four counts of first degree burglary.
Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:19 PM EST2018-02-22 03:19:45 GMT
Thursday, February 22 2018 12:04 AM EST2018-02-22 05:04:59 GMT
Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed last week in Parkland, FL, pressed Sen. Marco Rubio on the role of guns and assault weapons in the shooting during a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (Source: CNN)
Senator Marco Rubio faced a barrage of tough questioning related to gun control and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida at a CNN town hall event on Wednesday.