Frankfort Police on Thursday captured a fugitive wanted for felony child abuse in the state of Washington.
Frankfort Police officer Joshua Baker was on routine patrol around 8 p.m. in the U.S. 127-Hudson Hollow area when he spotted a man on a moped “behaving in a suspicious manner,” according to a news release by the Frankfort Police Department.
The suspect ran on foot when the officer confronted him and began an interview, the release said. Officers chased him through the Cloverdale area. He was later apprehended at an apartment building on Deepwood Drive, where a witness told police he saw the man remove a window to enter the apartment.
The man was identified as Adam Dale Peyton, 28, a Kentucky native on the Washington State Department of Corrections most wanted list.
According to the Washington State Department of Corrections website, he was charged with second-degree assault of a child. His warrant dates back to February 2010.
Frankfort Police charged Peyton with first-degree fleeing and evading police, operating on a suspended license, and contempt of court for the outstanding warrant.
According to a January 2010 story from KOMO News in Seattle, Peyton was arrested after doctors at Naval Hospital Bremerton discovered his 4-month-old son had six broken bones.
Peyton reportedly admitted to beating his son to get him to stop crying, squeezing the baby and hearing a popping sound, the news station reported.
The incident led police to re-examine the death of his first baby, the news station reported. Investigators had previously ruled the death as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
According to an obituary that ran in The State Journal in 2006, Zackary Dale Peyton died at the age of 2 months.
Peyton is lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail. Bond information was not available by press time.