Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol, working with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) violent offender task force, arrested a man Thursday suspected of sexual assault in Wayne County in December 2016.

Lt. Jim Stover of the Nebraska State Patrol said through various investigative techniques, the task force was able to locate the man and provided that information to the USMS in Georgia.

Officials in Georgia located and arrested Benjamin D. Gardner in Effington County, Georgia, without incident, Stover said.

Gardner was lodged and will be held pending extradition back to Nebraska.

In other news

SCHUYLER — Authorities from the Colfax County Sheriff’s Department and Nebraska State Patrol are investigating a shooting that took place on Wednesday.

MADISON — Madison County needs a volunteer to help with the U.S. Census.

STANTON — At about 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 35 near Woodland Park.

Raising Cane’s is collecting winter coats for the Norfolk Rescue Mission.

A 53-year-old Creighton man is missing, prompting an endangered missing advisory alert to be issued by Nebraska law enforcement.

PENDER — Highway 94 east of Pender will be reopened late Saturday morning, ahead of the scheduled November completion date.