LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A man who skipped out on his court date has been captured in Michigan.

Captain Ken Mitchell with the West Memphis Police Dept. says Stanley Carter was apprehended in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He says as news stories aired about him, Crittenden County Crime Stoppers began receiving tips on Carter's possible whereabouts including a tip where he had fled to and where he was hiding.

Local law enforcement took Carter into custody without incident.

Carter is currently being held as a fugitive from justice in the Kent County, Michigan Correctional Facility awaiting extradition back to Arkansas.

Carter was the defendant in a rape trial this week at Crittenden County Circuit Court in Marion. Carter, who is out on bond during the trial, did not show up for court Wednesday.

The trial continued in his absence and after a brief deliberation, the jury found Carter guilty of three counts of rape. The judge presiding over the trial has issued warrants for Carter's arrest.

CCCS had offered a reward of $2,000 for information leading to Carter's apprehension.

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