IN CUSTODY: sex offender who ran from traffic stop in Johnson Co., IL arrested

Michael A. Lafond (Source: Virginia State Police)
Michael A. Lafond (Source: Virginia State Police)

JOHNSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A man who ran from a traffic stop in Johnson County, Illinois is back in custody.

Michael Lafond, 30, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 9 just after 8 a.m. He was found near the Goreville area.

According to Illinois State Police, Lafond was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.

Investigators said that someone saw a person matching Lafond's description walking across a field along Deer Ridge Road and called police.

Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and troopers with the Illinois State Police responded to the area.

He was taken into custody without any trouble.

He ran from a traffic stop on Interstate 24 at exit 7 in Johnson County on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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