October 21, 2020

Mississippi child molestation suspect arrested in Arizona

A Mississippi man accused of child molestation has been arrested in southern Arizona, federal authorities said Sunday.

They announced that 62-year-old Augustus Brook was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Tucson.

Authorities said Brook allegedly molested a 4-year-old female relative.

A warrant for his arrest was issued Aug. 7 in Stone County, Mississippi.

Authorities said Brook left Mississippi after the alleged incident.

Investigators in Mississippi obtained information that Brook traveled to Tucson last Thursday. He was tracked to a Tucson home and arrested Friday.

Authorities said Brook was being held in the Pima County jail on a $100,000 bond and awaiting extradition to Mississippi.

It was unclear Sunday if Brook had a lawyer yet.