A Franklin fugitive is awaiting extradition to Tennessee after he was arrested in Abita Springs, La.
John Stephen Vaughn, 36, was picked up May 29 by Louisiana State Police in Abita Springs, La., according to Franklin Police.
A self-proclaimed evangelical preacher and inspirational author, Vaughn faces local charges of theft, failure to appear and filing a false report with police.
The theft charge is related the fraudulent sale of a computer, one of three that were shipped to Sevier County but fraudulently billed to a Nashville business in early 2007, to a Franklin business, police said.
Vaughn was arrested in January 2007 in Sevier County. He was released from the Williamson County Jail a short time after his arrest, but he failed to appear at his scheduled court date.
Extradition proceedings will begin after Vaughn answers charges filed against him by numerous parishes in Louisiana including filing false public records, identity theft, insurance fraud, bank fraud, issuing worthless checks and theft, police said.