A man wanted out of LaPorte County was found and captured by the U.S. Marshals Service in Birmingham, Ala. on Tuesday. Maurice Ward, 28, was reportedly in the company of a 15-year-old girl reported missing from Detroit.
The warrant out of LaPorte County was for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a Class C felony. Ward was also wanted by the Indiana Department of Corrections Parole Board for a parole violation.
He had been previously convicted of Criminal Confinement and was identified as a sexually violent predator and was required to register as a sex offender on a quarterly basis. He failed to do so when he was recently living in Michigan City and a warrant was issued.