Wanted violent sex offender from Henrico arrested

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – A routine traffic stop in Livonia, Mich., has led to the arrest of a wanted violent sex offender from Henrico County, according to Virginia State Police.

Earlier this morning, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an officer with the Livonia, Mich. Police Department on routine patrol, observed a 1992 Ford F-150 tailgating another vehicle.  Upon stopping the pickup truck and questioning both occupants in the vehicle, the officer asked the passenger for some identification.

The passenger, who could not produce any identification, verbally provided the officer with a name and date-of-birth.  After detaining the passenger on suspicion of providing fictitious information; William D. Poulson Jr., provided the officer with his correct information.

Poulson, 32, was arrested without incident and transported to the Livonia Police Department for processing, according to police.

Poulson will be extradited back to Henrico County for prosecution on two counts of failing to re-register as a violent sex offender, which are class 5 felonies.  Poulson also had other outstanding warrants from Henrico and New Kent counties.

Poulson is being held without bail pending extradition at a later date. His last known address in Henrico was 320 Bernie Court in Highland Springs.

He had been featured in an NBC12 Fugitive Friday segment on March 19, 2010.

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