Aug 22, 2013 11:58 AM by Brian White
TUCSON - Authorities have arrested Jereal Turner, a fugitive level three sex offender who took his monitoring bracelet off Aug. 2.
The arrest happened near the Auto Mall on Oracle Thursday morning just before 8 a.m., a source said.
Below is the original story published Aug. 2:
TUCSON - US Marshals are looking for a man classified as a level 3 sex offender who took his ankle bracelet Friday morning at a halfway house.
Tucson Police say they received a call that Jereal Lee Turner had removed the tracking device from his ankle at about 6:45 a.m.
Turner was release from prison in March of 2012 on lifetime probation, News 4 reporter Lupita Murillo said.
Turner was convicted of sexual conduct with a minor. Mike Smith from the probation department stressed the urgency of apprehending Turner.
Turner is said to wear a Fedora hat.
"We need to catch him now," Smith said.
Anyone with information regarding Turner's whereabouts is being asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
A level 3 sex offender is unaccounted for Friday morning the man took his ankle bracelet off