HOWELL COUNTY, Mo. – A man wanted on warrants for St. Louis-based and federal crimes was arrested earlier this week in southern Missouri.

The suspect, 21-year-old James Beckring, was linked to stealing and domestic assault cases in St. Louis, according to the Howell County Sheriff’s Office.

A communications specialist with the Department of Justice tells FOX 2 that Beckring was also charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Per his indictment, Beckring is accused of stealing catalytic converters from U.S. Postal Service vehicles.

On Tuesday, Howell County deputies attempted to contact Beckring at a home, but he reportedly refused to answer. Deputies eventually entered the home and arrested Beckring. No injuries were reported from the incident.

Beckring was sent to the Howell County Adult Detention Center and awaits extradition. He is also charged with third-degree domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child in Howell County, per Missouri court records.

CORRECTION: The Howell County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release that Beckring was wanted by the US Marshals for federal treason charges, which was previously noted in the story. FOX 2 has confirmed with federal prosecutors that Beckring was instead charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. This story has been revised.