A man with a history of sex offenses was arrested for violating his parole, Merced police said.
A state parole agent based in Merced was monitoring high-risk parolee sex offenders when he was notified that Jason McPherson, 25, of Merced, had cut off his ankle monitor bracelet. Agents asked Merced police for help finding McPherson, who was previously convicted of child molestation. Officers found him in the 1400 block of W. Olive Ave., and arrested him for violating his parole.
Anyone with information about McPherson may contact Merced Police Sgt. Curt Gorman at (209) 388-4706 or (209) 385-4702, or the Merced Police Department's anonymous tip line at (209) 385-4725.