From 11alive.com:

A suspected sex offender on the run from Georgia authorities for the past 8 years was nabbed Tuesday afternoon in a West Knoxville, Tennessee store.

Fifty-three year old Larry William Whitley has been living in Knoxville for the past eight years under the alias of Robert Moon. Tennessee authorities say he fled from Douglasville, Georgia to avoid prosecution for probation violation, sex offense against a child and child molestation.

Tennessee Detective Jim Albanese and a Douglas County Deputy on the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force out of Georgia found Whitley at a Wal-Mart where he has been working. As he tried to run from the officers, he fell into a clothes rack and sustained some facial injuries.

He was taken into custody and charged with Fugitive from Justice.

Whitley is being held without bond at the Knox County Detention Facility until Georgia authorities have him extradited back to Douglas County sometime Wednesday.

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