Wisconsin’s ‘Most Wanted Sex Offender Absconder’ Arrested In Minnesota

U.S. Marshals arrested a “most wanted sex offender absconder” following a traffic stop on a U-Haul truck.

Wisconsin’s ‘Most Wanted Sex Offender Absconder’ Arrested In Minnesota

EAU CLAIRE, WI - On June 28th, 2023, members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s North Star Fugitive Task Force (NSFTF) in the District of Minnesota arrested a “most wanted sex offender absconder” following a traffic stop on a U-Haul truck.

Hajji McReynolds, 45, was wanted on multiple warrants out of Eau Claire County including two counts of 1st degree child sexual assault - contact with a child under age 13 (as a repeater), felon in possession of a firearm, felony bail jumping (repeater), failure to update sex offender registry information (repeater), and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

McReynolds also had a warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating his rules of community supervision. McReynolds is on extended supervision (parole) for two counts of Manufacture/Deliver Cocaine (<=1g).

McReynolds is currently required to register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Program (SORP) following a 2005 conviction for three counts of solicitation of prostitutes in Eau Claire County in which he used a combination of verbal coercion, threats, and hands-on force towards a female adult acquaintance.

Due to his noncompliance with Wisconsin Department of Corrections’ supervision as well as SORP, McReynolds had been identified as a “Most Wanted Sex Offender Absconder” for the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF) - Madison after they adopted the McReynolds case from Eau Claire County on March 21, 2023.

In April 2023, investigative efforts by GLRFTF-Madison determined McReynolds was likely in Minnesota and requested assistance from the North Star Fugitive Task Force (NSFTF).

On June 28th, 2023, the NSFTF conducted an operation to attempt to locate and apprehend McReynolds at his suspected residence. After observing McReynolds leave with a known female associate and two female children (between the ages of eight to twelve), Task Force Officers maintained visual on the vehicle as they drove to a local U-Haul Dealer.

Soon after, McReynolds was observed entering a U-Haul truck with one of the young females and proceeded to drive away. The NSFTF conducted a traffic stop on the U-Haul and took McReynolds into custody without incident.

McReynolds affirmed his knowledge of his Wisconsin warrants at the time of his arrest before being transported to the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center in Minneapolis, MN to face extradition on his Wisconsin charges.

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s first federal law enforcement agency and is federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations.

Anyone with information on wanted fugitives is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or submit a USMS Web Tip.

Last Update: Jul 11, 2023 6:36 am CDT

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