Fugitive Returned to Okeechobee to Face Charges

         Conrad Anthony Thitchener, age 46


On September 22, 2014, Thitchener was transported by the U.S. Prison Transport from Poughkeepsie, New York
to the Okeechobee County Jail to face the following charges:

(4) counts-Forcible Sexual Battery, Victim Over 12 Years of Age
(1) count-Kidnapping
(1) count-Battery

In addition, Thitchener was arrested on an unrelated warrant for Criminal Mischief-$1000 or More

Thitchener fled Okeechobee County prior to an arrest being made. He was later apprehended in New York.

Bond will be set at first appearance.

Sheriff May said of the arrest, "When you commit a crime like Mr. Thitchener is alleged to have committed, there is no running and hiding. We will go anywhere to bring someone back to answer these charges. We're thankful to the police in New York for apprehending him and we will let the Criminal Justice System take its course."