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Sex Offender Wanted On Warrants Arrested In Detroit

Reported: Apr. 25, 2014 9:55 AM EDT
Updated: Apr. 25, 2014 10:05 AM EDT
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DETROIT, Mich. (Jeff Morris) -- A sex offender from Beckley wanted by the West Virginia Department of Corrections and State Police was arrested Thursday in Detroit, Mich.

Christopher Lee Preston, 35, was taken into custody by a U.S. marshals-led task force, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service. Preston was wanted after warrants were issued by Raleigh County Circuit Court for violation of parole and failure to update his sex offender registry.

The release said he has previous convictions of narcotics trafficking and a sex offense involving a minor.

After Preston fled the area, the case was turned over to the U.S. Marshals CUFFED Task Force. Multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up to conduct the fugitive investigation and information surfaced that Preston and his girlfriend had fled to Detroit. Members of the West Virgina Department of Corrections Parole Service, West Virginia State Police, Beckley Police and U.S. marshals in West Virginia and Michigan teamed up to locate and arrest Preston.

Preston is being held in Michigan and awaiting return to West Virginia to face charges.



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