A 37-year-old man wanted in California on charges of lewdness with a child was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas, the U.S. Marshals Service announced.
David R. Mason was wanted by the California Department of Corrections on an original charge of “lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14,” the marshals service wrote in a release Wednesday afternoon.
A warrant for Mason’s arrest was issued charging him with parole violation.
Mason was arrested Wednesday morning in the 900 block of Sierra Vista Drive, near the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway, by the U.S. Marshals-led sex offender predator apprehension team, the release said.
Mason was booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he awaits extradition to California, the release said. CCDC logs lists Mason’s age as 26 instead of 37.
“This is yet another example of how our joint agency efforts are apprehending fugitives who think they can hide in our valley,” District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye said in the release.
The sex offender predator apprehension team is a permanent task force that uses federal, state and local resources and expertise to arrest dangerous and violent fugitives, the release said. The team is led by the U.S. Marshals Service and is comprised of deputy U.S. marshals and Metro detectives.
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