On October 22, 2017, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Scott Langford was taken into custody by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, without incident. Langford was arrested in a mobile home, at Lakewood Manor Trailer Park in Effingham County.

Sheriff Dave Mahon would like to go on record as saying, “I am very proud of the work of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office did over the weekend, in following up the many leads and locating the fugitive, Scott Langford. I would like to thank those good citizens of Effingham County, who came forward and assisted the Sheriff's Office with information that led to his arrest. With the help of our Community, we can make a difference.”

The Sheriff's Office would also like to thank the Effingham City Police Department and the Illinois State Police for their assistance in the joint operation that took Mr. Langford into custody.