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Texas wanted man last seen in Chandler apprehended

A wanted Texan man, who was seen at a Chandler truck stop was apprehended late last week by Texas Department of Public Safety officers.

58-year-old Thomas Elkins, a convicted sexually violent predator was arrested in Abilene, Texas.

According to a release, Elkins was seen at a Chandler truck stop on Oct. 17 after removing his ankle monitoring device on Oct. 5 and fleeing the Houston halfway house, where he was staying.

Elkins was originally arrested in 1991 for kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old and for a 1990 Florida aggravated sexual battery case. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison and paroled in March 2011.

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