A man wanted on 15 counts of child molestation in Barrow County was arrested Thursday in Dekalb County.
According to the Barrow County Sheriff's Office, Eric Bernard Blackwell was arrested at a hotel where he was staying by the United States Marshal's Office after being notified by the Barrow County Sheriff's Office, which received a tip of Blackwell's whereabouts.
Blackwell was taken into custody without incidents. He was originally thought to possibly be hiding in Monroe with friends or family.
Blackwell is being held at the Barrow County Detention Center on multiple charges including, but not limited to, cruelty to children, incest, enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation and aggravated child molestation.
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