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Wanted Memphis man arrested while babysitting

A Tennessee man wanted on drug charges is back behind bars Tuesday night after he was busted while babysitting in New York. A Tennessee man wanted on drug charges is back behind bars Tuesday night after he was busted while babysitting in New York.

(WMC-TV) – A Tennessee man wanted on drug charges is back behind bars Tuesday night after he was busted while babysitting in New York.

Michael Wagner is sitting in the Broome County Jail, facing a number of charges while authorities determine his fate.

The Tennessee man was wanted on drug charges when he was arrested Monday while babysitting at a home near Glen Aubrey on Route 26 in New York.

"I can only tell you he was found in a mobile home and that's it," said David Harder, Broome County sheriff. "I don't know anything else he was doing."

Harder said Wagner, who is from Memphis, was wanted in DeSoto County for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

"Mr. Wagner was wanted by the State of Mississippi," Harder said. "They sent the paperwork up here. U.S. Marshals, sheriff's deputies and New York State Police went out and located the subject in our county."

It's been reported that Wagner was taken into custody while babysitting two small children.

According to investigators, Wagner is on probation from Shelby County for promoting methamphetamine and is classified as a habitual felony offender for aggravated robbery and manslaughter convictions in Mississippi.

Wagner was arraigned and sent to the Broome County Jail without bail pending extradition to Mississippi.

Wagner will be assigned a public defender and then he'll be appear before a judge to see if he'll waive extradition to go back to Mississippi.

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