JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama - A Jefferson County man wanted on outstanding **** charge who taunted lawmen this week on a Facebook site is now in custody.
U.S. Marshals took Dustin McCombs into custody today in Ohio, said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
The U.S. Marshal's Gulf Coast Regional Task for in Birmingham shared information with their counterparts in Ohio who tracked down the fugitive.
McComb's was featured on the Jefferson County Sheriff Department's Facebook page as its "Creep of the Week" because of an outstanding forcible **** charge.
McCombs apparently decided that was a challenge, taking up a posting duel with the department on Facebook, according to the website Gizmodo.
He wasn't shy, saying it was a good thing he'd left the state, calling the victim a liar, and asking if he could surrender in St. Clair County once he had a lawyer because he'd heard it was nicer there, according to some of the exchange published on websites.
The exchange was later taken down.
Sheriff's officials said they are pleased McCombs is now in custody.
"This is a pretty silly-acting individual to be facing such a serious charge," Christian said. " Of course we are happy to let him know that, yes, we can catch you, but more than anything we are happy that maybe his victim is a step closer to getting justice."