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Sex offender extradited to Washington
Sep 28, 2006 12:00 am
A man arrested for allegedly driving under the influence is expected to be extradited to the state of Washington for failing to report to his parole officer for a child molestation conviction.
Lebanon Police Patrolman Ptl. Tim Kelley spotted a white van driving erratically early Tuesday morning, Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said. The van was eventually pulled over at Leeville Pike Apartments, where Kelley arrested a man who identified himself as Michael Turner after a brief struggle.
But police were in for a surprise from the man – who said he was homeless – when he was forced to reveal his true identity.
"We realized he had his birth certificate and Social Security card in his mouth," Bowen said.
He was discovered to be Michael Jarod Davis, 27, who was wanted out of Washington for what there is called violating community supervision – a charge called violation of parole in most states, a Washington Department of Corrections representative said.
He was on community supervision there permanently for two counts of child molestation dating back to 1999, but he had not been seen there since November of 2005.
Bowen said officials in Washington told him they would be willing to to extradite Davis.
However, in Wilson County he still faces charges of driving under the influence, evading arrest, resisting arrest, criminal impersonation and fugitive from justice. Bowen said he showed "all the typical signs" for an impaired driver, including a strong odor of alcohol and glassy, bloodshot eyes.
Bowen said he was unsure as to whether Davis would initially face charges here or would be immediately extradited to Washington.
"Violation of community corrections is pretty serious," Bowen said.
Staff Writer Jason Cox can be reached at 444-3952 ext. 45 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.