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Grand Island man wanted for sex assault captured 1,200 miles away

Posted: 2:16 PM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 14:16:18-05
Fugitive from Grand Island caught in Florida
Fugitive from Grand Island caught in Florida

A Grand Island man on the run from law enforcement has been caught in Florida.

24-year-old Jacob Beach, wanted on sex abuse charges against a minor, was arrested Wednesday by sheriff's deputies in Okaloosa County.

Beach was indicted in October on felony counts of predatory sexual assault against a child among other sex crimes. Authorities say he never appeared at his arraignment and fled Western New York.

Beach's co-defendant, Courtney McDonnell, was indicted by a grand jury and arrested on October 25.

Beach's extradition proceedings have begun.

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