The Douglas County sheriff arrested fugitive Jacob James, 31, of Ava about 3 p.m. Thursday. The sheriff had put out a public alert for James on Wednesday morning. James was wanted on a charge of aggravated stalking.
James pleaded guilty to sexual assault and served time in prison. Since he got out, law enforcement officers say he has committed numerous violations of the conditions of his parole. That includes stalking and harassing his sexual assault victim.
Sheriff Chris Degase says James sent word to the sheriff's department that he would surrender only to Degase. James told Degase his location in rural eastern Douglas County, which is where Degase arrested James without incident.
James was in the Douglas County jail on Thursday evening. He also has a warrant for his arrest in Christian County on a stalking charge.