A tip from the public on the potential whereabouts of a longtime Iowa fugitive has led to his arrest in Mexico.
The U.S. Marshals Service says authorities in Mexico arrested Mitchell Meyer on Monday.
Authorities say Meyer was facing two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in 1999 when he was scheduled to appear for trial in Sioux City. He was released on bond but never appeared.
A deputy marshal revisited the case in 2014 and offered information to local media. It was featured on a “Most Wanted” posting that brought in tips. One indicated Meyer was in Mexico.
Meyer has been sent to the U.S. and is being held in Texas before he can be returned to Iowa. Court records do not indicate if he has an attorney.