Sex offender wanted in Paragould arrested in Nevada - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Sex offender wanted in Paragould arrested in Nevada

Richard Whittaker (Source: Paragould Police Department) Richard Whittaker (Source: Paragould Police Department)
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A wanted Region 8 sex offender has been arrested in Nevada. 

Paragould Police Sergeant Rhonda Thomas tells Region 8 News that the Paragould police and U.S. Marshal Service tracked Richard Whittaker to Las Vegas where he was arrested without incident.  

Paragould police issued a warrant for Whittaker's arrest back in April after he failed to report to his parole and probation officer, and failed to register as a Level 3 sex offender.

Employees at Abilities Unlimited in Paragould also claimed Whittaker approached an employee at the store and asked to exchange money for sexual favors.

Whittaker will now start the process of being extradited back to Arkansas. 

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