- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in a child pornography case in Yavapai County has been caught trying to flee from an Albuquerque airport.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigation arrested 41-year-old Samir Mahmoud Wadi, who was waiting to board a flight to Amman, Jordan.

Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says a Homeland Security special agent in Flagstaff received information that Wadi was trying to leave the country.

D’Evelyn says the agent obtained a federal arrest warrant for Wadi.

Authorities say Wadi was found with a large amount of luggage and left his Mercedes unlocked in a parking structure with the keys inside.

Wadi was released last year on a $30,000 bond after his child pornography arrest.

D’Evelyn says he will return to Arizona.


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