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Sheriff's deputies, U.S. Marshals Service Denver apprehend fugitive who allegedly failed to register as sex offender

Sheriff's deputies and Deputy U.S. Marshals teamed up on Wednesday to apprehend a fugitive who was wanted by authorities in Douglas County and Kansas.

Dougco deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Denver went to an apartment near I-25 and Lincoln Avenue and took James Nevinski, 46, into custody. 

Nevinski was wanted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. He was also wanted by authorities in Johnson County, Kansas for electronic solicitation of a child.

Nevinski is a registered sex offender who was living in Douglas County, according to an arrest warrant obtained by CBS News Colorado on Monday.

In 2019, he was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol and charged with obscene communication, cruelty toward a child and public order crimes. In 2023, he pled guilty and was convicted of the charges of obscene communication and cruelty toward a child. He was sentenced to four years.

James Nevinski's mugshot from a 2019 arrest in Florida Courtesy / Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Court records out of Polk County, Florida show he was given credit for time served prior to his conviction, amounting to about three years and nine months. 

Nevinski's arrest warrant out of Douglas County says that investigators in Colorado determined he failed to register as a sex offender upon moving to Colorado, prompting the issuance of that warrant.

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