HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, W.Va. — The search for a Virginia fugitive has ended in Hampshire County.
On Thursday morning, Michael “Mike” Haymond, 57, of Virginia, was awaiting extradition at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail following his Wednesday arrest at the Augusta home of a relative on charges of child rape and sodomy out of Warren County, Va.
Haymond was taken into custody after a one hour standoff during which he was barricaded under a mobile home, according to officials.
The Front Royal Police Department first obtained warrants for Haymond’s arrest on Nov. 9.
He’s accused of two counts of rape of a child less than 13 years of age and two counts of forcible sodomy of a child for alleged crimes committed “over the course of several years.”
The agencies involved in Wednesday’s arrest included U.S. Marshals from the Western District of Virginia and the Northern District of West Virginia, West Virginia State Police, Maryland State Police and the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department.
A request was issued on Nov. 17 for assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service in the Western District of Virginia.
On the Monday before Thanksgiving, officials with the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force reported Haymond’s vehicle, a black Saturn Vue, was found on U.S. Route 48 near Moorefield in Hardy County.
The vehicle was located in the parking lot of the Clifford Hollow Scenic Overlook, officials said.