Police in northern Georgia chased down and arrested a convicted sex offender Sunday who was wanted in the abduction of his roommate`s 11-year old son, authorities said. Frederick Fretz, 42, was arrested by police in Cartersville, Georgia, shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday. Adam was found unhurt Friday when a sheriff`s deputy in Bartow County, Georgia, spotted him on a freeway ramp near Cartersville..about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta and more than 400 miles from Dunnellion, police said. Cartersville police were called Sunday to a shopping center near the intersection of the town`s main street and Interstae 75 to investigate a report of a man acting susiciously, Wood said. "He ran when he saw them, until our officers went after him and apprehended him.", she said. Capt. Dennis Strow, a spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff`s Office in Ocala, Florida, said Fretz faces a federal kidnapping charge, plus two state counts, a felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender, and a misdemeanor charge of violating probation. The boy is now back in the custody of his mother.
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