Carnival worker wanted for CSC arrested at Ionia Free Fair

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.

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