LOS ANGELES (AP) A convicted sex offender suspected in the disappearance of a San Diego State University student was extradited from Florida to Los Angeles, where bail agents revoked his bond.
John Steven Burgess arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday evening and was immediately booked at a Los Angeles County jail, said Richard Montelius, president of the bail recovery firm Redline Risk Management.
Burgess had been free on $250,000 bail while awaiting an Oct. 10 pretrial hearing in Los Angeles on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender while he was living in the city.
The bail company and relatives of Burgess who put up the money worried he might be a flight risk after he was found carrying a fake drivers' license and Social Security card when he was arrested last week on suspicion of stealing DVDs from a Jacksonville, Fla., video store.
Montelius said the family wanted the bail revoked, but his firm could have done so without their permission because Burgess violated the terms of his bail by getting arrested.
Burgess has been named as a suspect in the disappearance of 19-year-old Donna Jou, although he has not been charged and has refused to talk to investigators about her. He has denied any involvement in the teen's disappearance, according to his lawyer.
Jou was last seen June 23 at a party at Burgess' rented house in West Los Angeles. She was living with her mother in Rancho Santa Margarita for the summer. Authorities said the two met on the Internet site Craigslist.
Burgess was convicted of three counts of battery in 2002 and of performing a lewd act against a child the following year.