“Operation Silver Star” which was a multi-agency statewide sweep for fugitives resulted in 110 arrests, according to U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield.
“As of today and as we speak, there are still officers, agents and deputies out there working on actively bringing people in,” he said. “We will find you anyplace, anywhere and bring you to justice.”
During a morning news conference led by the U.S. Marshal’s office, Schofield, not only encouraged fugitives to turn themselves in, he laid out the operation which included 23 different agencies.
“On April 8th, we swore in a group of local, state and federal officers to go out and conduct this operation,” he said.
The operation took place in Clark County, Washoe County, Elko County and Nye County. A large part of “Operation Star” focused on making sure registered sex offenders were following the law. Schofield said they checked more than 1,000 sex offenders in Nevada making sure they were at addresses they were supposed to be.
“Which is a significant amount of work that goes in behind that,” Schofield said. “A lot of surveillance, a lot of investigative work. About 1,039 were checked out and of that 828 were found to be compliant, 90 of those sex offenders were found to be non-complaint.”
Schofield said those who are non-complaint will be investigated for registration violations. He added, another 115 could not be located at their given addresses. Those cases will also be followed up.
(WATCH: News conference below)