Man wanted since 2009 caught in Calif.



SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A 42-year-old man wanted by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for escaping from the county during his trial on charges of child molestation and child cruelty was found and arrested in California.

Marcus S. Tillman, 42, was arrested a 9 p.m. June 13 at a coffee shop in San Francisco, Calif.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service made the arrest after the television show, “America’s Most Wanted,” received a tip that Tillman was in San Francisco.

Arrangements were being made to extradite Tillman back to Georgia.

Tillman was standing trial in Forsyth County in February 2009 when he failed to appear for court on Feb. 27, 2009.

A failure to appear warrant was secured for him on that date.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit, along with the U.S. Marshal’s Service, had been working together to locate Tillman.

Their efforts included getting Tillman’s photo and story on “America’s Most Wanted” as well as posting the information on the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office website’s Most Wanted list.

Tillman was standing trial on aggravated sodomy, two counts of child molestation and two counts of cruelty to children. Those charges stem from his arrest in November 2006 where police say he molested two young boys. Tillman was convicted in absentia and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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