A Fort Mill man accused of a sex crime against a teen and caught by police in Kansas in March is in York County jail after being extradited, police and jail records show.
Marcus Alexander Center, 25, of Fort Mill was charged by Tega Cay police with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in February, after the teen reported the incident, police said.
Center fled South Carolina at the time the charges were filed, police said.
An alert seeking Center was sent to law enforcement agencies across the country, said Maj. David Nelson of Tega Cay Police Department.
Officers in Olathe, Kan., took Center into custody after a tip he was there.
“We want the people of this city to know, if a crime occurs and we charge a suspect, we can find you,” Nelson said. “We have legal ways to bring that person back.”
A private transportation firm was used to bring Center back to Tega Cay after he spent weeks in court fighting extradition.
Tega Cay police used a governor’s warrant, a legal process where both state governors agree to extradite, to get Center back to York County, Nelson said.
Court records show Center was served the Tega Cay police warrant Tuesday and was denied bond.
Court records also show Center was charged by York County sheriff’s deputies with disorderly conduct the day before the reported sex incident in Tega Cay. On March 22, Center was convicted in his absence on the disorderly conduct charge in Fort Mill magistrate’s court, and an order for his arrest on that conviction was issued, court records show.