Clayhatchee Man Arrested for Crimes in Maine

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CLAYHATCHEE, AL -- A Clayhatchee man is behind bars in Dale County. A brief investigation by the Dale County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of 74-year-old Clifford John Pendleton.

The search for Pendleton spanned nearly 1,600 miles. The Piscataquis County Sheriff's Office in Maine contacted authorities in Dale County about a wanted fugitive residing in the Clayhatchee area.

Dale County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Pendleton on (5) counts of Gross Sexual Assault and (5) counts of Sexual Contact. Pendleton will be held in the Dale County Jail pending extradition to Maine.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Daleville Police Department.

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