THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Attorney General Abbott's Fugitive Unit Arrests Four Sex Offenders Who Committed Parole Violations Halloween Night

AUSTIN Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Fugitive Unit arrested four previously convicted sex offenders who committed parole violations on Halloween night. All four arrests were made during Operation Safe Halloween, a joint effort between the Fugitive Unit and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division (TDCJ). The crackdown targeted previously convicted sex offenders whose parole conditions required them to avoid young trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

The convicted sex offenders who were arrested during Operation Safe Halloween were:

Wilman Harmon, 27, of Beaumont, was arrested on Nov. 2 for failing to comply with parole restrictions requiring that he remain at his residence on Halloween night.
Jason Boyd Nokes, 38, of Dallas, was arrested on Nov. 2 for failing to comply with parole restrictions requiring that he remain at his residence on Halloween night. In 1996, Nokes was convicted of indecency with a child by sexual contact in Dallas County.
David Sanders, 39, of Killeen, was arrested on Nov. 2 for violating the curfew requirement of his parole. In 2000, Sanders was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois.
James Joseph Reed III, 26, of Fort Worth, was arrested Nov. 2 for failing to comply with parole restrictions requiring that he remain at his residence on Halloween night.

Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting child predators. The Fugitive Unit and the Cyber Crimes Unit, which protects children from online sexual exploitation, have combined to arrest more than 1,000 sex offenders since 2003. To find out more about Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit the Attorney General’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.