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Suspect caught 30 years after he allegedly assaulted man in Las Vegas and disappeared while awaiting trial

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Source: MEGA; Las Vegas Metropolitan police

Jan. 5 2022, Published 5:05 p.m. ET

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A suspect accused of sexual assaulting a man in Nevada was captured over three decades after he failed to show up in court, authorities said.

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Las Vegas police announced Clifton Arnold, 68, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Jan. 3 in connection to the case.

According to a police report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a man claimed in 1991 he had been drinking and passed out before Arnold allegedly raped him.

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Officers took Arnold into custody in May of that year and charged him with felony sexual assault. He failed to show up in court while awaiting trial and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. A second bench warrant was issued in 1997.

Police have not disclosed details related to Arnold’s capture.


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