IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — Police at the Ionia Free Fair have arrested a carnival employee accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in Florida.
According to the Ionia Department of Public Safety’s Facebook page, Sgt. Kevin Heinlein was running checks on a group of suspicious people gathered near a ride around 4:55 a.m. Friday when the suspect ran.
Heinlein’s check showed the carnival employee was wanted in Florida on a felony warrant for criminal sexual conduct involving a 15-year-old girl.
Authorities eventually found the suspect hiding underneath a ride.
The man remains in the Ionia County Jail awaiting extradition. He now also faces a charge of resisting and obstructing an officer in Ionia.