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Wagoner County sex offender arrested near elementary school, officials say

Posted: 11:08 AM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 12:08:12-04
Wilbur Vanhorn

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. — The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office says a sex offender was arrested earlier this week near an elementary school.

Officials say the suspect, identified as Wilbur Vanhorn, was at a residence across the street from Ora Ellington Elementary School.

He was taken into custody on counts of failing to register as a sex offender and for being a sex offender living within 2000 feet of a school.

"A sex offender that fails to comply will have warrant requests filed against them or risk arrest if we make contact with them. This is a priority that we will continue to focus on at the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office under my tenure,” Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliot said.

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