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The former high school counselor from Mercer County on the run for 18 months has been arrested in Florida.  Brett Bowyer was wanted for possession of child pornography.

According to Space Coast Daily, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper pulled Bowyer over for failing to move over for a Brevard County deputy around 10:40 Wednesday morning.  FHP officials said Bowyer gave the trooper a false name but was identified using a handheld fingerprint scanner.

He was charged with resisting without violence and attaching a tag not assigned to a vehicle in addition to his active warrant.

Bowyer, a former high school counselor and coach at Princeton Senior High,  pleaded guilty to charges in 2011 but fled in before he was sentenced.  He was later featured on "America's Most Wanted."

 

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