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Police arrest registered sex offender wanted in California

A man arrested Tuesday in Henderson is a registered sex offender wanted in California on a parole violation, Metro police said.

Martin G. Suarez, 30, was arrested without incident just before 1 p.m. Tuesday near Sunset and Gibson roads, Metro said. He was taken into custody by the Sex Offender Predator Apprehension Team, a joint task force formed by the U.S. Marshals Office and Metropolitan Police Department, Metro said in a statement. Henderson police assisted in the arrest as well.

“Since the age of 14 he has been arrested more than 35 times in California for a variety of offenses,” Metro said. He was most recently arrested for possessing a firearm as a felon, a parole violation, and faces “additional charges for evading police while driving a stolen vehicle,” Metro said.

Suarez was located after a “lengthy investigation involving both local and federal officers from California and Nevada,” Metro said.

A registered sex offender, Suarez was wanted out of California with a warrant for his extradition stemming from the parole violation, according to Metro. He was taken to the Clark County Detention Center where he is held without bail awaiting extradition.

Contact Christian Bertolaccini at cbertolaccini@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @bertolaccinic on Twitter.

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