William Earl Knight, who had been sought by U.S. Marshals and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Offic, has been captured in Louisiana.
Authorities said he is being extradited back to Meigs County on charges of rape of a minor.
Knight was wanted for the alleged repeated rape of a minor over the past several years, officials said earlier.
Investigators in the Chattanooga Division of the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, as well as deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s office, began an investigation on June 4, identifying then that Knight was still in the Meigs County area.