Eric Sheppard has been arrested in Florida!
FOX 5 News has learned the Valdosta State University student activist wanted on possessing a gun on campus has been arrested.
Officials said U.S. Marshals took Eric Sheppard into custody without incident in Tampa, Florida.
He was wanted by officials after they found a gun in his backpack on the campus of Valdosta State University.
Sheppard was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail, where he is expected to have an extradition hearing, and will likely be returned to Valdosta.
“Once his extradition status is determined, he’ll have an opportunity to wave extradition or he can ask for an extradition hearing. Once that is determined, then we’ll make arrangements to go pick him up,” said Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Stryde Jones.
Valdosta officials believe Sheppard had been in hiding since the protest.
His father made a public plea to his son in late April, asking him to turn himself in.