TUCSON, Ariz. – A former high school wrestling coach in Tucson believed to
be on the run with a teenage girl is in custody.
Mexican authorities say they arrested 38-year-old Todd Russell Hezlitt in
Mazatlan. The U.S. Marshals Service flew him Friday to Houston and Hezlitt now
is awaiting extradition to Pima County.
Hezlitt was arrested in April on suspicion of two counts of sexual conduct with
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department issued a warrant for Hezlitt’s arrest last
month after he was seen at a graduation with the 15-year-old girl he was accused
of being involved with. They say that violated conditions of his release.
Authorities say the girl was reported as a runaway on May 31. Her family says
she has posted through social media that she’s safe.