Updated: Monday, 04 Mar 2013, 7:08 PM EST
Published : Monday, 04 Mar 2013, 11:44 AM EST
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Indiana man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 17-year-old girl was sought for violating probation months before the weekend slaying.
Forty-nine-year-old Richard Carley Hooten is expected to be charged with murder, rape and criminal deviate conduct by Thursday in the asphyxiation death of Tara Willenborg of Clarksville. Willenborg's boyfriend found her body early Saturday in the bedroom of the apartment they shared.
Hooten is being held without bond in the Clark County Jail following an initial court appearance Monday during which Clark Circuit Judge Daniel Moore advised him of his rights.
Hooten is a registered sex offender. Clark County Sheriff's Department spokesman Chuck Adams tells the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky. (http://cjky.it/WIjn2m ) that Hooten eluded arrest when sought him for violating probation in August and November.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com