The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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April 27, 2014

Beckley man arrested in Michigan

A Beckley man wanted by police officials was arrested Thursday in Detroit, Mich., by U.S. Marshals, according to a press release from the CUFFED Fugitive Task Force.

Christopher Lee Preston, 35, of Beckley, had been convicted of narcotics trafficking and a sex offense involving a minor, the release said. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he didn’t update his Sex Offender Registry, which was a violation of his parole.

Preston fled the state and the case was turned over to the CUFFED U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, who arrested him in Detroit. Preston is being held in Michigan until he is brought back to West Virginia to face the charges of failure to update a sex offender registry and violation of parole, according to the release.

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