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Fugitive sex offender arrested in Indiana
MARION, Ind. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Gobles man was arrested in Indiana after fleeing the state
Fugitive sex offender Carl Lee Dobbins fled to Marion, Indiana, earlier this month.
There were three warrants outstanding for Dobbins in Michigan, including a sex offender registration violation, a bench warrant for failing to pay fines and costs in conjunction with sex offender laws, and a bench warrant for failing to pay fines and costs on a traffic violation with Kalamazoo Public Safety.
Van Buren County Deputies, who worked with Marion police made contact with Dobbins, who reportedly did not believe the Sheriff's Department would try to arrest him as he was out of state.
Deputies met with the Van Buren County Prosecutor and the Michigan State Police extradition team to reach an agreement to arrest Dobbins and extradite him to Michigan.
Dobbins was then arrested without incident in Indiana and lodged there until State Police escorted him back to the Van Buren County Jail.
Dobbins was arraigned on the outstanding warrants and court hearings have been scheduled for the violations.
At this time, we do not have the dates of those future hearings.