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Sexual assault fugitive found in Conyers

The U.S. Marshals Service and Rockdale County Sheriff's Office arrested an Illinois sexual assault suspect that has been living in the Conyers area for the past few years.

Last week, the U.S. Marshals Service contacted the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office about an Illinois sexual assault suspect possibly living in the Conyers area. A fugitive investigation revealed that the suspect had been living in the area for a few years and was currently living in south Rockdale County.

Around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, RCSO deputies and the RCSO deputy assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service went to a residence on Brentwood Lane off Bell Road. Once there, deputies made contact with Derrick Nevilles, who was taken into custody on an active warrant from the Park Forest Police Department for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault.

Nevilles, 48, is alleged to have sexually assaulted two teenage females between 2004 and 2010 while working as a music producer and talent developer in Park Forest, Illinois, just south of Chicago.

"Once again, the cooperative efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service and Rockdale County Sheriff's Office were able to get a criminal off the street," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "I hope that this apprehension will yet again show that Rockdale County in not the place to do crime or to hide from it."

Nevilles was transported to the Rockdale County Jail, where he will await extradition to Illinois.