Fugitive Sex Offender Arrested in Mesquite

On June 12 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Mesquite Police Department received notification from the Emery County Sheriff’s Office in Utah that a fugitive sex offender was possibly staying in the Mesquite area.  The fugitive had an active felony warrant of arrest out of Utah for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child; Rape of a Child.Greg Jensen

Officers were able to locate and identify the fugitive sex offender staying at the Virgin River Hotel.  Detectives implemented surveillance of the room and began formulating a plan to safely take him into custody.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., the fugitive exited his hotel room and was safely taken into custody by Mesquite Detectives.  At the time of the arrest, the fugitive sex offender was in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and a loaded .357 magnum handgun.

Greg Jensen, 67, of Emery, UT, was arrested on the felony fugitive from justice warrant.  Jensen was transported to the Clark County Detention Center to await extradition back to Utah.  Local criminal charges are pending regarding Jensen being in possession of the firearms.

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