NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list was arrested in Florida Wednesday night along with another man wanted out of New Jersey.
Edward Tarras Jr. has been wanted since August 2014 for failing to appear in court on nearly two dozen sex-related charges.
Tarras was charged by the Smyrna Police Department with one count of rape, two counts of sexual battery, and 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor over 100 times.
He reportedly cut off his tracking bracelet and fled the state on Aug. 15, 2014.
Through their investigation, authorities ultimately developed information Tarras was with his friend Kristopher Dohm in Florida.
Dohm was wanted out of New Jersey on one count of interference with custody after he allegedly abducted his 7 and 8-year-old sons in February. He was charged with one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Both men were taken into custody around 10:20 Wednesday night New Port Richey, Florida. They are current being held without bond at the Pasco County jail.
Dohm’s two sons were located and taken into child protective services.