Alleged sexual predator from Texas arrested in AZ

February 15, 2012 3:04:46 AM PST
Federal authorities say they've arrested an alleged sexual predator wanted in Texas at a truck stop west of Phoenix.

Deputy U.S. Marshals took 63-year-old Robert Franz into custody Tuesday afternoon in Buckeye.

They say Franz was wanted by the Pampa Police Department in Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

A warrant was issued by the Gray County Sheriff's Office in Pampa for Frantz's arrest after he allegedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 5 last October.

Pampa police learned Frantz had recently been in the Yuma area in southwest Arizona and he was eventually tracked to Buckeye and arrested as he exited a truck stop.

It was unclear Tuesday night whether Frantz has legal representation yet and when he might be extradited to Texas.