The Moberly Police Department arrested a man wanted on sex trafficking charges Friday after being alerted by the FBI he was in the area, according to a department news release.

The FBI in Omaha, Nebraska, alerted Moberly police Friday that Isaiah Patterson was in the area. After receiving the information, a Moberly police officer saw Patterson in the passenger seat of a vehicle near Morley Street at Union Avenue and pulled over the vehicle in a traffic stop. Patterson was taken into custody without incident, according to the news release.

Patterson had a felony warrant for sex trafficking of a minor, with no bond authorized, and a felony probation violation from Iowa for second-degree burglary and weapons charges, with a $15,000 cash-only bond.

Patterson was being held at Randolph County Justice Center where he awaits extradition, according to the news release. New charges for fugitive out of state have been forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor, resulting in an additional $20,000 cash-only bond, according to the release.

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