Amarillo Police have arrested 17 sex offenders – including a wanted Idaho man – during their annual sex offender compliance check.
APD says in a press release, it recently conducted a compliance check of all registered sex offenders in Amarillo, which is a total of 682 individuals.
A total of 697 addresses were checked during two weeks this month.
Twenty-eight reports were created for various law violations leading police to arrest 17 sex offenders for failure to comply with registration requirements. One person had an immigration hold.
On Aug. 18, U.S. Marshals arrested Thomas Golding in Randall County on a warrant out of Twin Falls, Idaho, for sexual abuse of a child under 16.
While arresting him, authorities discovered minors in the home.
The children are now in the custody of Health and Human Services, and further charges could be pending.