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Alabama sex offender accused of kidnapping elderly woman, escaping police arrested

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Posted at 6:24 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 19:24:20-04

U.S. Marshals arrested on Thursday an Alabama man accused of kidnapping a woman in St. John the Baptist Parish and evading authorities, according to The New Orleans Advocate.

33-year-old Aaron Dunn was facing charges in St. John Parish of aggravated home invasion and armed robbery and failure to register as a sex offender in Alabama. Law enforcement agents received a tip on Thursday afternoon that Dunn was in the New Orleans area. He was later spotted at a Walgreens. Police set up a perimeter with search dogs and shortly after Dunn was located and arrested.

Walter Martin with the U.S. Marshal's Service said the New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and St. John Parish Sheriff's Deputies assisted in the search.

Dunn is accused of kidnapping a 73-year-old woman at knifepoint in St. John Parish, reports The Advocate. He also stole her car and led State Police in a car chase through New Orleans last week in the stolen vehicle. Dunn had previously led State Police on a chase through that parish in a stolen car out of Alabama, authorities say.

Dunn has outstanding warrants from the Birmingham Police Department and has a prior conviction of child molestation.

Read The Advocate's full report here.

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