Santa Rosa traffic stop ends in convicted sex offender's arrest
Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 8:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:40 a.m.
A convicted sex offender from Rio Nido was to be arraigned today on suspicion of possessing illegal knives, a half-pound of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, giving false information to an officer and violating parole, CHP officials said.
Robert McDowell, 42, was considered an armed and dangerous parolee-at-large by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office because he failed to register as a sex offender, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
A pickup's broken tail light led CHP Officer Shawn Harvey to pull McDowell over at 3 p.m. Saturday on Santa Rosa Avenue near Court Street, Sloat said.
On Monday, McDowell was being held without bail at the Sonoma County Jail.