LAPORTE — After spending nearly four and a half years on the run, a 50-year-old man facing a felony count of child solicitation has been picked up in Chicago, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department.

Lee Hall was located and taken into custody Friday in the 6300 block of Ellis Street by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, police said.

Hall was charged with child solicitation on Jan. 14, 2015, according to police.

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The public is encouraged to provide any wanted subject tips to Sgt. Brett Swanson (FAST) by calling 219-363-9623. Any citizens calling Swanson may remain anonymous when providing information.

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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.