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ACSD nabs Georgia fugitive

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a fugitive from justice on Sunday. The report does not indicate how he was located but 49-year-old Ralph Larry Merrill was taken into custody at a home on Brushy Valley Road on a warrant from Catoosa County, Georgia on a charge of child molestation. Merrill, whose home address is listed as the home where he was arrested, indicated that he would not fight extradition back to Georgia to face the charges, and he was taken to the Anderson County Jail for holding until authorities from Georgia retrieve him.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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