A little after 6pm on Tuesday, June 14, SAPD officers and the US Marshals Service arrested William Lee Bayliss as a Fugitive From Justice from North Carolina. Local US Marshals working with North Carolina authorities, tracked Bayliss to a relative’s home in the 15oo block of Kanawha Terrace. He was arrested without incident at this home.
Bayliss is charged in Carolina Beach, NC with 1st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 2nd Degree Sexual Offense. The victim is a 17 year old female. The alleged offense occurred on July 1, 2007. Bayliss has been on the run since the warrant was issued in November 2013. Bayliss is 32 years old.
Bayliss will be arraigned at Kanawha County Magistrate Court. He will be lodged at the South Central Regional Jail pending extradition proceedings.
All persons arrested are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.