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Missouri fugitive wanted on 50 crim sex charges arrested in Cloquet

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Andrew County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Office contacted the Cloquet Police Department regarding a fugitive that they believed may currently be in the city of Cloquet. The fugitive, James Michael Swett, was wanted in Missouri for 50 felony charges, which are as follows:

14 counts of Statutory Sodomy - 1st degree

14 counts of Child Molestation

14 counts of Forcible Sodomy

3 counts of Sex Abuse

5 counts of Sodomy

Acting on information discovered during the investigation, detectives and officers identified an address where the suspect may possibly be residing. Shortly after 8 AM on August 21, 2014, Detective Berg located Swett walking near the address, which is close to Pinehurst Park.

Swett was taken into custody for his outstanding warrants without incident and was transported to the Carlton County Jail where he is being held pending extradition back to Andrew County, Missouri.

A deputy from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Cloquet Police Department during Swett’s arrest.