A fugitive wanted out of Okaloosa County for sexual battery on a child was taken into custody Wednesday, September 5, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force, apprehended Michael Aaron Stephens, 24, of Crestview after receiving a tip that Stephens was in the Esto area, according to the report.

Stephens, who was wanted on charges of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12, was located hiding in a shed just off Second Avenue South in Esto, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff John Tate would like to thank Bonifay Police Department for their assistance, according to the report.

The U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force is a cooperative effort between the Panama City Police Department, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s office, the United States Marshals Service, and United States Customs and Border Protection, according to the  Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.