Someone emailed this press release to me last night so I wanted to go ahead and schedule it for posting. I don’t have all the info on John Scott Gardner yet but will update this as I get more information.
On Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at approximately 12:00 p.m. forty-four year old John Scott Gardner was arrested by U.S. Marshals and Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies off Leger Road outside the city limits of Crowley. Gardner was Wanted by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina for Sexual Assault of a Child.
On Tuesday night, Deputy U.S. Marshals in North Carolina obtained information that Gardner was in the Crowley, LA area. Given the nature of the offense, they contacted Deputies from the Lafayette office who began researching the case. On Wednesday morning, Deputy U.S. Marshals in Lafayette contacted the Acadia Parish Sheriffs Office; the two agencies compiled their resources and began the process of narrowing down where in Crowley Gardner may be. Not long after, deputies believed that Gardner was at a home off Leger Road staying with a friend. Just before 12:00 p.m. Deputies surrounded the home Gardner was believed to be in, knocked on the door and after about a minute Gardner came out with his hands in the air. Gardner was taken to the Acadia Parish Jail, booked on the North Carolina Warrant, and is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina to face his charges.