37-year-old Michael Dean Hawley was arrested Tuesday (July 13) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged on a fugitive warrant from the state of Florida. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Hawley is wanted there for 15 counts related to internet child sex crimes.
Tuesday at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received information of a possible location of a wanted individual from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Officers responded to a residence on Icard Ridge Road in the Bethlehem community. Upon arrival, officers found Hawley, who was taken into custody and transported to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office without incident.
Hawley was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 secured bond. He’s scheduled to appear in District Court in Taylorsville next Monday (July 19) on the felony fugitive charge.