Accused Child Predator From Tyler Captured in Oklahoma
A Texas man suspected of victimizing a child has been arrested in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
The Tyler Police Department reports that 44-year-old Sherman Brandon West was captured in Norman, OK thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Jail records indicate he was arrested around 10 AM Thursday, May 23 and booked into the Cleveland County Jail at 10:42 AM.
West was wanted on an outstanding warrant for sexual assault of a child. His arrest came three days after police asked for the public's help locating him.
While I'm happy to see an alleged predator off the streets, the sad fact remains that there are countless more out there. If you know of or suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please contact your local police department or get in touch with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400 or txabusehotline.org.