Man facing child sex charges in NC captured in Tucson

Man facing child sex charges in NC captured in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A man wanted on sex charges in North Carolina was arrested in Tucson on Wednesday, March 23.

The U.S. Marshals Service is reporting that Marcus Schopfer Von Stolz was arrested without incident near Sabino Canyon Road and Snyder Road.

"The apprehension of violent child predators are at the forefront of our priorities," said David P. Gonzales, United States Marshal for the District of Arizona, in a news release. "We work tirelessly alongside our state and local law enforcement partners to deny these offenders the opportunity to victimize other innocent children. We will find these offenders wherever they may attempt to hide."

Von Stolz is facing the following charges in Orange County, NC: first-degree sex offense with a child, indecent liberties with a child, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery. He had been arrested in October 2015 after the initial incident, his bond was posted, but Von Stolz failed to appear for trial on March 8, 2016 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

During the search for Von Stolz, U.S. Marshals determined that he had fled North Carolina for Tucson to evade authorities. On March 18, U.S. Marshals requested assistance from the Arizona Wanted Task Force to help locate Von Stolz.

The Task Force discovered during their investigation a vehicle that was known to be driven by Von Stolz, was discovered in the 4600 block of North Rockcliff Road in Tucson. Task Force members on surveillance saw Von Stolz drive away from the residence and he was arrested after parking the vehicle at a gas station nearby.

Von Stolz is in the Pima County Jail, pending extradition to North Carolina. According to the U.S. Marshals he is now facing additional charges in North Carolina in relation to possession of and the manufacturing of child pornography.

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