Fugitive from Alabama caught in Dartmouth

George Bryan Smelcer, 44, is charged with sex and drug crimes in Alabama. He was recently arrested by authorities in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. (Photo Courtesy: Dartmouth Police)

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Dartmouth police have arrested a fugitive wanted in Alabama.

Detective Kyle Costa said Dartmouth police received a call Wednesday from the Bullock County Alabama Sheriff’s Department about 44-year-old George Bryan Smelcer. According to Costa, the sheriff’s department suspected Smelcer may have been in the area, based on information from his employer. Officers found Smelcer Thursday morning at a motel on State Road.

Costa said Smelcer is charged with sex and drug crimes in Alabama. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in New Bedford District Court.

 

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