Children unknowingly find sex offender in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – Some children playing near a creek, just south of Roseburg, came across a man living under a tarp.

Authorities say the kids unwittingly found a predatory sex offender who was wanted on several outstanding warrants.

A deputy identified the man as 27-year-old Carl Volosin. But when the deputy attempted to approach him, Volosin jumped in the creek and started swimming downstream.

Authorities say after a 45-minute search involving several people, Volosin was found hiding under a porch.

Deputies had been looking for Volosin since he eluded them in a car chase in July. He was booked on several charges, including failure to register as a sex offender.

His bail is set at $300,000. Authorities say it does NOT appear any of the children who found Volosin had any contact with him.

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 11:38 am  Leave a Comment  

A sex offender on the run from the law for more than 16-years was captured in Berrien County.

Berrien County – A sex offender on the run from the law for more than 16-years was captured in Berrien County.

46-year-old James Stevens has been wanted in Florida since 1991. He was arrested in Volusia County for sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.

He took off, violating parole and never registered his sex offender status.

A tip helped Berrien County investigators locate and arrest him in Enigma.

“Sex offenders have found Berrien County to be a safe haven but since taking office we are actively searching them out, keeping up with them as federal law states, reporting and finding out as much information on them as we can, where they live,” says Berrien County Sheriff Anthony Heath.

They update their sex offender information every month.

Stevens will soon be sent back to Florida

Published in: on December 28, 2007 at 11:36 am  Leave a Comment