Fugitive Rapist Captured, His CHP Assistant Chief Father Arrested

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A convicted rapist Fresno County authorities say fled to Mexico has been captured and his father - a California Highway Patrol assistant chief - has been arrested for allegedly helping in the escape.

The Fresno Bee reports that 20-year-old Spencer Scarber was arrested by Mexican authorities in Acapulco on Thursday on suspicion of possessing false identification and using a false name.

The newspaper says Scarber has been wanted since fleeing Fresno County in mid-December, three days before he was convicted in absentia on rape, robbery and burglary charges.

Scarber was returned to Fresno County Saturday.

His father - 49-year-old Kyle Scarber, as well as his mother - 51-year-old Gail Scarber and his sister - 33-year-old Crystal Reynoso - were arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony conspiracy to help a fugitive escape.

Kyle Scarber is an assistant chief with the CHP's Central Division.

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