Officers from the California Highway Patrol arrested a fugitive wanted on child pornography charges in New Hampshire near the California/Nevada state line Tuesday.
Aaron Benjamin Aldridge, 42, was a radio show host and a former police officer who had fled the state of New Hampshire, CHP Officer Richard Vega said.
Aldridge disappeared April 13 from Newport, N.H.., with his 19-year-old daughter, who was later found by herself at Walt Disney World in Florida, according to an Associated Press report. Police reported finding pictures and videos containing child pornography on a computer disk in Aldridge's home after he disappeared.
The U.S. Marshal Service requested assistance from the CHP Tuesday afternoon while following Aldridge on Interstate 15, just south of the California/Nevada border, according to a CHP report. CHP officers stopped him about 26 miles south of the state line and arrested him without incident, according to the report.
U.S. Marshals believed Aldridge was headed to Disneyland at the time of his arrest and he was believed to be armed and dangerous, according to the CHP report. There were no weapons in his car at the time of his arrest, however, Vega said.
He was being held without bail Wednesday at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.
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