Wanted Waynesboro man arrested in South Carolina

Wanted Waynesboro man arrested in South Carolina
Dale Franklin Lunsford (FILE) (Source: Waynesboro Police Department)

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - A Waynesboro man who has been on the run since last October has been caught.

Authorities say 77-year-old Dale Franklin Lunsford was arrested in Charleston, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 5.

The Waynesboro Police Department said it received a complaint from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force back in February 2020 that a computer user in the city was uploading and downloading child pornography. Investigators say they later found hundreds of images.

On October 28, 25 warrants for child pornography possession and one distribution of child pornography were issued for Lunsford’s arrest. However, the department said he had fled before officers arrived.

Lunsford is currently being extradited back to Waynesboro.

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