OPERATION GUARDIAN: Marshals nab local offender
COLUMBIA CITY — A federal sweep put a Whitley County man in jail for failing to register as a sex offender.DeWayne Stewart was convicted in 2004 of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old and child seduction and did not register, adding him to a list of targets, along with hundreds of other fugitives nationwide.The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Stewart in Huntsville, Ala., officials said in a press release.Another area man, Mark Lautzenheiser, a convicted rapist from DeKalb County, was also arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and violating his parole.The two arrests came as part of Operation Guardian, a program that sought out some of the nation’s most dangerous unregistered sex offenders.To read the rest of this story, see the May 8 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.