A man found with a stolen vehicle at the time of his capture has been arrested for failure to register as a sex offender, officials say.
Ronnie Ashford Jr., 24, was arrested Thursday at a family member’s home in Columbia by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Fugitive Task Force, Sheriff Leon Lott said in a statement released Thursday.
At the time of his arrest, Ashford was in possession of a stolen vehicle, Lott said. In addition, he had a warrant out for his arrest from the City of Columbia.
A tip from Crimestoppers led to Ashford’s arrest, Lott said.
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Ashford was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. He faces additional charges from Columbia.