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For Immediate Release

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May 04, 2010 Northern District of California - Johnny Sanford
Public Affairs Officer (510) 637-3670
Del Norte County Man Arrested After Twenty Years On The Run

Eureka, CA – U. S. Marshal Federico Rocha of the Northern District of California announced the arrest of David Gordon Myers. On May 3, Myers, 61, was arrested at a Klamath RV Park. Myers was wanted for violation of probation in Humboldt County and was charged in Crescent City with being out of compliance with the state’s sex registration laws. Myers was convicted in 1987 in Eureka for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and placed on probation. In 1989, Myers absconded from supervision and failed to update his registration with the Eureka Police Department.

In 2001, a deputy marshal opened a fugitive investigation to locate Myers on the Humboldt County warrant. After eight years of investigation and the assistance of several Klamath residents, Myers was located and arrested at the residence he shared with his girlfriend. At the time that Myers and his girlfriend were contacted, they provided the false name of Donald Hadley. Information was developed during the investigation that Myers has been residing in the Klamath area for five years and did not register as a sex offender in Del Norte County as required by state law.

The United States Marshals Service was given the authority to assist local and state agencies locate out of compliance sex registrants by the passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. It is estimated that over 100,000 sex offenders are out of compliance and missing nationwide.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.