Georgia fugitive arrested after running from troopers, hiding in Cranston pond

Georgia fugitive Michael Odom was arrested in Cranston on Tuesday night. (Rhode Island State Police)

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A wanted man from Georgia was arrested after hiding in a pond in Cranston Tuesday night.

Rhode Island State Police said Michael Odom, 36, took off after he was pulled over on Reservoir Avenue.

State police searched the area using K-9 trooper teams and a drone with an infrared camera.

Troopers found Odom hiding in the water in Mashapaug Pond.

Cranston police officers were dispatched to help authorities along the shoreline.

Odom came out on his own and was arrested without further incident.

He was held overnight and charged with obstruction, simple assault, resisting arrest, failure to register as a sex offender, fugitive for justice on a full extradition warrant out of South Fulton County Police Department for probation violation on the original offense of aggravated assault on a family member — gun and giving false name to a law enforcement officer.

Odom was held without bail at his arraignment in Providence County District Court on Wednesday, according to online court records.

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