A suspect linked by DNA to the 2005 rape of a young woman in Overland Park has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Alabama.
Officials had been seeking Brandon Matthew Mounce since March, when he was charged in Johnson County District Court with raping the woman in October 2005.
Deputies with the marshals service arrested Mounce on Tuesday in Decatur, Ala., where he was working at a carnival, officials said.
Authorities allege that Mounce, 38, was linked to the Overland Park attack after DNA evidence from the crime matched a DNA sample taken from him after he was convicted of sexually assaulting another woman in Texas in 2009.
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After his release from prison in Texas, Mounce moved to Hutchinson, Kan., where he was placed on the state sex offender registry in December 2013.
After he was charged in Johnson County, officers went to arrest him there but discovered he had moved.
The marshals service learned that he was traveling the country as a carnival worker and continued looking for him until his arrest.
It is not known how soon he will be returned to Johnson County to face the felony charge.