Fugitive Rocker Arrested While Touring with Band

John McNally

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police arrested a fugitive wanted in Connecticut last week when he and his touring blues band stopped for a gig in Laguna Nigel.

Johnny Vibrato -- whose real name is John McNally, 49 -- eluded law enforcement for two years while touring with the band he sings and plays guitar for, the Razorbacks. Connecticut prosecutors charged McNally in 2010 with multiple counts of sexual assault and injury on a minor.

Tustin police found McNally in Laguna Nigel after Connecticut state police informed them his band might be somewhere in Southern California.

"The initial information was that he was on the run for two years and that he has been touring with his band," said Tustin Sgt. Duane Havourd. "He was a member of the band but I don't know exactly what he was doing in the city of Tustin or Laguna Nigel."

Orange County sheriff's deputies and Tustin officers arrested McNally Feb. 1 at a saloon in the 27000 block of Camino Capistrano.

McNally was booked at Orange County Jail and may face extradition to Connecticut. His bail was set at $50,000.

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