RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A man who jumped bond and never showed for his 2013 sentencing hearing on rape charges in Dinwiddie was captured in Lexington, Kentucky on Wednesday.
Douglas “Scott” McBride was found hiding in the bedroom of a residence and asked, “how did you find me?” before authorities with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force forced him onto the bed and handcuffed him.
“With good investigative work,” replied task force members.
McBride was found to have 18 marijuana plants growing in his room along with approximately 1,800 controlled pills. Additional charges were placed on McBride by the Lexington Police Department for the trafficking of those drugs.
The arrest caps an 18-month-long fugitive investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Dinwiddie County investigators. The team developed information that McBride, who never showed for his 2013 sentencing hearing in Dinwiddie Circuit Court, was likely hiding out in Lexington, Ky.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Richmond asked the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Lexington for assistance. The team gathered information that led them to an address in the 600 block of Pasadena Drive where McBride was found.
“The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the perseverance of our investigators and the inter-agency cooperation that exists on our fugitive task forces,” U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson said in a release. “Our citizens can rest a little easier tonight knowing this convicted child rapist is behind bars.”