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Investigators arrest Sex Offender

07/19/2019

On 07/15/2019 Wagoner County Investigators arrested a sex offender near an elementary school in Wagoner County. The suspect, identified as Wilbur Vanhorn, listed his home address as homeless and was non compliant with his registration. Investigator visited a relative in the 500 Block of Southeast 5th Street in the City of Wagoner to ask about his whereabouts. Upon speaking with the relative it was discovered that the suspect was at the residence. The residence that the suspect was located at was directly across the street from Ora Ellington Elementary School. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Wagoner County Detention Center. He was charged with failing to register as a sex offender and for being a sex offender living within 2000 feet of a school.
 
Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott stated “Our current lists of offenders indicate there are currently 107 registered sex offenders residing in Wagoner County. I have instructed the Wagoner County Violent Crimes Task Force to assist investigators by checking Sex Offender Registration in the county. This ensures we have up to date information about any Offender living around vulnerable individuals. Sheriff Elliott continued “We have a duty to protect the citizens of this county at all costs. We will make sure this happens if an offender is not in compliance. A Sex Offender that fails to comply will have warrant requests filed against them or risk arrest if we make contact with them. This is a priority that we will continue to focus on at the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office under my tenure.”
 
You can visit the following link to see the Registered Sex Offenders in Wagoner County: https://www.wagonercountyso.org/sex_offenders.php
 
You can visit the following link to see the Registered Sex Offenders in the State of Oklahoma: https://sors.doc.state.ok.us/svor/f?p=119:5:::NO:::
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