Middletown police stopped a local man for driving a vehicle with a suspended registration on Friday and later learned that he was wanted in North Carolina, accused of raping a child.
Middletown police said an officer saw Huther Lee Holley, 63, on South Main Street at 9:06 p.m. on Friday, checked his registration and stopped him on Farm Hill Road when they learned that the registration was suspended due to lack of insurance, police said.
Holley, who is listed on the police release as living on East Main Street in Middletown, gave the officer his Virginia driver’s license and told the officer that he was driving his cousin’s car and did not know it was not registered, police said.
When the officer ran Holley’s license, it came back as suspended, police said.
He was issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating a motor vehicle without a license and given a court date of Oct. 3.
At 11 p.m. on Monday, dispatchers alerted the arresting officer that there was an extraditable warrant out of Windsor, North Carolina charging Holley with rape of a child.
Holley was taken into custody as a fugitive arrest without a warrant. He is due in court on Tuesday.