MONROE, N.C. (CBS/WBTV/AP) Jack Allen Poteat, a North Carolina man recently featured on "America's Most Wanted" in a 1999 statutory rape case, has been arrested after being on the run for more than a decade.
The FBI received a tip from one of the viewers of the Jan. 22 show and arrested the 46-year-old in Rockwall, Texas on Tuesday.
Authorities said Poteat attempted to flee when he saw law enforcement approaching the home whre they found him, but he crashed his truck after a short chase.
Poteat was indicted by a grand jury in June 1999 for first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature involving a 13-year-old girl in Monroe, N.C., reports CBS affiliate WBTV.
Poteat failed to appear from his jury trial on October 19, 1999 and had been a fugitive ever since.
"America's Most Wanted" reports that Poteat stole the identity of a Union County, N.C. investigator and that he once told a drug counselor in Alabama that he was the inspiration behind Steven Seagal's character in the 1992 film, Under Siege.
According to the show, tips regarding the fugitive led authorities on a long trail. They believe he has spent time in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas since evading prosecution in Union County.