A man on the run since being convicted on sex charges in 2016 is in police custody after he was arrested in a library on Thursday.

Tyon Patterson, 41, escaped custody after being convicted on the sex charges in August of 2016.

After being on the run, he was caught during a surveillance operation on Thursday as he was entering the Fulton County Central Library in Atlanta.

Patterson was caught during a joint operation by the U.S. Marshals SE Fugitive Task Force and the Cobb County Sheriff's office Sex Offender Unit.

It is unclear when Patterson is expected in court.

Excellent work by US Marshals SE Fugitive Task Force & CCSO Sex Offender Unit. Warrants were issued for convicted sex offender Tyon Poindexter age 41 after he absconded in August 2016. He was caught in a surveillance operation Thursday entering the Fulton Co. Central Library. pic.twitter.com/00utrbf6uU— Cobb Co. Sheriff (@CobbSheriff) March 2, 2018

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