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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Registered sex offender caught half naked with teen dies

4-30-15 Kansas:

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) - A registered sex offender was found dead this week just hours after he fled from police after being caught half naked with a teen boy.

Scott Preston Moore was found unconscious Monday morning inside an Overland Park home. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Moore has repeatedly been accused of sex crimes in the Kansas City area and Massachusetts.

Autopsy results are pending. Authorities have not said whether Moore took his own life.

Officers went to his family member's home searching for him Monday morning after he had repeatedly fled from officers in both Missouri and Kansas.

Body of convicted child sex offender found in desert

5-15-15 Arizona:

The body of convicted child sex offender Gary Talkington was found in his vehicle today from an apparent suicide.

A pair of joggers came across Talkington's vehicle, which was parked in the desert near Linda Vista and Shannon roads. The joggers, who called police at 11:16 a.m., said they noticed a male hunched over in the passenger seat, and a lot of blood at the scene.

"Detectives came out and identified him as Gary Talkington," said Deputy Tom Peine of the Sheriff's Department. "He suffered some trauma, which appears to be self-inflicted."

The Pima County Sheriff's Department posted a Facebook status asking for help in locating the 60-year-old Talkington after he didn't show up for his court date, where he was to be sentenced with six counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Along with the Sheriff's Department, the U.S. Marshals were in process of attempting to locate Talkington when his body was discovered. ..Source.. by Local Media

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Akron sex offender kills himself during chase with Colorado police

4-27-15 Ohio:

A registered sex offender charged with having a sexual relationship with an Akron teenager stabbed himself Saturday after fleeing from police in Olathe, Colorado, officials said.

John E. Reynolds, 25, stabbed himself in the heart with a letter opener, according to Dr. Thomas Canfield, the Montrose County, Colorado coroner. He ruled Reynolds' death a suicide.

Olathe police tried to stop Reynolds' car about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on a highway in the western Colorado town about 100 miles southwest of Aspen.

Reynolds ran from police for about 100 yards. He showed the knife at police officers, who used a stun gun on him, according to the Olathe police. Police have not said whether officers used a stun gun on Reynolds before or after he stabbed himself.

Reynolds was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation by the 7th Judicial District Critical Incident Team, which investigates officer-involved incidents. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is also investigating.

Ramsey Man Kills Himself 2 Days Before Child Sex Abuse Trial

4-28-15 Minnesota:

A 46-year-old Ramsey man accused of sexually abusing several children in the north Twin Cities metro killed himself Saturday, according to authorities. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Chad Geyen died from a shotgun wound to the head by suicide early Saturday afternoon at the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Dayton.

Geyen is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with multiple children over the course of several years. Authorities said all of the children were 13 years old or younger at the time when the offenses began.

The complaint states one case took place from November 2012 to Nov. 20, 2013. The other cases took place from 1995 to 2001.

According to the charges, Geyen met the children through his involvement with the “Big Brothers” program from about 1989 to 1993. At least one of the victims met him through the “Young Eagles Program” at the Blaine Airport as Geyen has a private pilot’s license. It’s a program for kids interested in aviation.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Murder-suicide suspect was registered sex offender

3-23-15 Tennessee:

David Laster, who police say killed his ex-girlfriend and himself today at the Bank of Jackson, was a registered sex offender, according to state records.

Laster was convicted of rape and aggravated rape in 1986, according to the Tennessee sex offender registry. He was sentenced to 25 years in state prison but was released early on parole.

Laster's criminal history also include charges of DUI, and domestic assault and verbal assault against ex-girlfriend Virginia Dorris in September 2014.

Jackson police say Laster, 52, shot and killed Dorris, 53, this morning before turning the gun on himself. Dorris worked at the bank, at 132 W. University Parkway. ..Source.. by The Jackson Sun