A man convicted of child rape and wanted on a warrant from Connecticut was arrested at a hospital in Springfield Thursday night.
Springfield Police said members of the department’s metro unit were able to track down and arrest 44-year-old Ronny Smoot at Mercy Hospital.
Smoot was arrested on a violation of parole warrant from Connecticut for child rape.
Police told 22News Smoot is a sex offender from South Carolina on similar charges.
His most recent address is said to be in the Taylor Street neighborhood of Springfield.