Jerry Lee Manigault, 53, was arrested on Monday on an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to re-register as a sex offender.
Mudgett was reported missing earlier this month. Her car was found abandoned and broken glass from a window in her home suggested foul play.
Another elderly woman, Polly Ann Mitchell, 70, was found slain in her home earlier this month. Authorities suspect the two cases are related.
Mudgett was reported missing on May 6, 2014. Her vehicle was found on May 13 and Manigault was name a suspect on May 14.
Mudgett is white. The other elderly victim, Mitchell, is black.
From our source we read:
Authorities say Manigault's rap sheet dates back to 1991. The rap sheet shows:
1992: Charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and armed robbery with a deadly weapon were all dismissed in Beaufort County.
1996: Convicted on charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He was sentenced to 10 years, which was suspended to five years of probation in Charleston County.
2001: Convicted on a charge of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, sentenced to 12 years in prison from Beaufort County, served 7 years.
2010: Charges of strong armed robbery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, kidnapping and first degree burglary were all dismissed in Charleston County.
2012: Convicted on third degree burglary charge, first offense. Sentenced to three years in prison from Charleston County. He started his prison sentence on January 16, 2013, but was released on April 2, 2014.
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