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Child porn suspect from Wisconsin arrested in Montana

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BILLINGS -

The FBI arrested Robert Rutley, a fugitive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Montana on Friday night.

Rutley was arrested at a gas station off Interstate 90 in Crow Agency, according to WISN News.

Rutley, 44 years old, is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, according to a press release from the FBI.

The charges came after the FBI Milwaukee Division's Child Exploitation Task Force used a federal warrant to search Milwaukee Fire Department - Engine House # 29 where Rutley, a firefighter, was assigned.

A forensic review of evidence seized during the search lead to a federal arrest warrant for Rutley on February 13.

Rutley subsequently fled the area.

During the investigation, the FBI determined that Rutley was in Montana.

After coordinating with the Montana Highway Patrol, the FBI took Rutley into custody following a traffic stop in Big Horn County.

Montana Highway Patrol trooper Eric Winburn told WISN: "We approached the convenience store, and I saw him look out the window right at us. And he still came out the door. And at that point, I just pointed my gun at him and told him to raise his hands, and he was cooperative after that."

The FBI thanked the Montana Highway Patrol for their assistance with the arrest and the Milwaukee Fire Department for their assistance throughout the investigation.

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