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U.S. Marshals, WV State Police Announce Results of Operation Early Spring

For immediate release

Mark Waggamon, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of West Virginia
(304) 997-9866

Huntington, WV - The U.S. Marshals Southern District of West Virginia CUFFED Task Force and West Virginia State Police have just concluded a weeklong operation targeting non-complaint sex offenders in Cabell County, as well as surrounding areas. 

Operation Early Spring began March 18th and concluded on March 22nd. During the operation, 122 sex offender compliance checks were conducted by the West Virginia State Police. Out of 122 sex offenders, four were found to be out of compliance. Arrest warrants were obtained for those sex offenders out of compliance. 1 sex offender wanted by the West Virginia State Police was also arrested in Maryland by U.S. Marshals. 1 firearm and 3 Marijuana plants were also seized during the operation. 

The U.S. Marshals Service also found three sex offenders to be in violation of the Adam Walsh Act and have opened criminal investigations on these three sex offenders. Additionally, 1 missing juvenile was recovered by the CUFFED Task Force.

The U.S. Marshals Service sex offender investigations mission is to protect the public from sex offenders through the coordinated enforcement of sex offender registration laws.

With the passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the U.S. Marshals Service was designated as the lead federal agency to investigate violations of federal sex offender registration laws and to assist state, county, and local jurisdictions in locating and apprehending sex offenders who fail to comply with their sex offender registration requirements. The Marshals collaborate with those partner agencies to aggressively investigate and pursue noncompliant offenders, placing the highest priority on those who have committed violent acts and crimes against children.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of any non-compliant sex offender, you can submit a tip anonymously using USMS Tips or call 1-877-WANTED-2. Tips are kept confidential.  

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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