Local Operation Shepard sting nets three arrests

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo (KKCO) The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says it was able to track down and arrest three sex offenders on failure to register charges during a recent sting operation.

William Fredrick Johnson, Jackey Futrell, and Nicholas Butterfield were all arrested as part of a nationwide effort to crack down on sex offenders called Operation Shepherd.

Officials say this is not the first time Futrell and Butterfield have been arrested for failing to register as sex offenders.

During the operation, the Mesa County Sheriff's Office verified the addresses of 145 offenders.

Operation Shepherd is organized by the U.S. Marshal's Office.

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