LEXINGTON, KY (WWBT) - An 18-month search for a convicted child rapist with Dinwiddie ties came to an end Wednesday in Kentucky when the man was found hiding in a back bedroom, according to US Marshals.
Douglas "Scott" McBride had been featured on NBC12's Fugitive Friday and Most Wanted Wednesday segments during his months on the run. He was wanted on a charge of failure to appear on a 2013 rape conviction out of Dinwiddie, where he was a well-known welder. Marshals say McBride jumped bond and never showed for his 2013 sentencing hearing in the Dinwiddie Circuit Court.
For a year and a half, law enforcement tried to track him down, until they got information he might be in Lexington, KY. Marshals went to a home in the 600 block of Pasadena Drive where they say McBride had lived for eight months. A resident told officers he wasn't at the address, but Task Force members were eventually able to get inside and found McBride hiding in a back bedroom.
Along with McBride, officers say they found 18 marijuana plants and 1,800 controlled pills.
"The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the perseverance of our investigators and the interagency cooperation that exists on our fugitive task forces. Our citizens can rest a little easier tonight knowing this convicted child rapist is behind bars," said U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson.
McBride once owned McBride Ornamental Crafts, which is now locked up. Prior to Lexington, McBride's last known address was at Harrison's Mobile Home Park on Boydton Plank Road in Dinwiddie. He was also wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.