BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a man that has been wanted for almost a decade.
Roy Dewayne Wilson, 49, was arrested Saturday night, deputies say.
Deputies described Wilson as a "wanted dangerous fugitive and sex offender".
In November, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office received a tip from the public that Wilson was in the Bonneau area of Berkeley County. Wilson, was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender, deputies say.
Those charges stemmed from Wilson violating his sex offender registry requirements by leaving the state of South Carolina. A warrant for Wilson was issued in January of 2007, deputies say.
Detectives with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshals Task force followed up on the tip and after weeks of investigating, detectives located a residence on Cane Gully Road, where Wilson was living.
On Friday, Sheriff's Office Detectives and Members of the U.S. Marshals Task force observed Wilson leave a residence and enter a vehicle. Detectives initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle while it was traveling on Bethera Road.
Wilson made an attempt to conceal his identity by providing a false name, however, Wilson was taken into custody and transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center.
Wilson was also wanted on sex offender charges from Haven Oaks, FL and Polk County, FL. Detectives are working to file additional charges on Wilson for living in the county without registering as a sex offender, deputies say.