Another one of the Antelope Valley’s eight “dangerous” at-large parolees has been jailed.
Reahdeen Robertson, a high-risk sex offender who apparently fled to Florida after absconding parole in April, is sitting in a Polk County jail on a host of unrelated charges, authorities said Monday.
Robertson was arrested by Lakeland police last week and has been charged with grand theft, fleeing police, hit and run, driving without a license, and resisting arrest, according to Polk County court records. Further information on Robertson’s latest arrest was not immediately available Monday afternoon.
“We’re going to refer [the case] to our extradition unit, and once he completes his sentencing and court hearings in the state of Florida, he’ll be extradited back to California,” said Larry Dorsey, California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor.
Robertson, who has prior sex crime convictions in Pennsylvania and Florida, was convicted of molesting a child in Palmdale in 2008. He served time for the crime and was released into the Antelope Valley on parole, Dorsey said.
Robertson went to jail for violating his parole, then he was released again. After his last release, in April 2013, Robertson stopped reporting to parole, Dorsey said.
Last week, the local parole office released a list of eight at-large parolees, considered dangerous and a threat to the community. The list included three GPS-monitored gang members, and five high-risk sex offenders, including Robertson.
Less than 12 hours after the list was released, authorities received a tip, which lead to the arrest of 33-year-old Romie Seals (read more here).
With Robertson also behind bars, authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate and capture the remaining six at-large parolees.
“I know that most of these individuals will be caught and placed in custody, if we can get the assistance of the public once again,” Dorsey said.
Anyone with information on these parolees is encouraged to contact Larry Dorsey at the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 265 or 266. You may also contact their 24-hour hotline at 323-371-3479.
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