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Multiple law enforcement agencies arrested eight Alachua County sexual offenders during a two-week operation in July.

According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) social media release posted Wednesday, agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) worked with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) and the GPD and arrested eight sexual offenders during a two-week operation from July 17-28.

Law enforcement conducted physical address verifications of the multiple registered sexual predators and sexual offenders in Alachua County. Agents and investigators attempted 177 address checks and contacted 84 registrants.

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Operation Won’t Back Down resulted in eight arrests, 12 registrants brought into compliance with Florida law and the identification of 11 sexual offender/predator absconders.

Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Paul Davon Tschaka Shackelford

According to the release, the following arrests were made:

• Paul Davon Tschaka Shackelford, 46, of Gainesville, arrested on an outstanding warrant for sexual battery by a person 18 years of age or older against a victim 18 years of age or older and felony battery, and one count possession of a controlled substance without prescription. Shackelford is not a registered sexual offender but would qualify for registration if convicted of his sexual battery charge.

Ronnie Laron Williams
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Ronnie Laron Williams

• Ronnie Laron Williams, 51, of Gainesville, arrested on one count each of failure of a sexual offender to register changes to cellular phone and providing false sex offender registration information. Williams is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2000 Alachua County conviction for lewd assault/sexual battery against a victim under the age of 16.

Samuel Caraballo
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Samuel Caraballo

• Samuel Caraballo, 41, of Gainesville, arrested on one count of violation of probation. Caraballo is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2004 Broward County conviction for lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim 12 to 15 years of age.

Jose Bautista-Cruz
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Jose Bautista-Cruz

• Jose Bautista-Cruz, 60, of Gainesville, arrested on six counts of providing false sex offender registration information. Bautista-Cruz is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 1996 Virginia conviction for aggravated sexual battery in Virginia.

Taurus Cordarryl Duncan
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Taurus Cordarryl Duncan

• Taurus Cordarryl Duncan, 34, of Gainesville, arrested on an outstanding warrant issued for two counts of failure of a sexual offender who maintains a transient residence to report every 30 days. Duncan is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2008 Alachua County conviction for lewd or lascivious battery against a victim 12 to 15 years of age.

Tommie Charlie Howard
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Tommie Charlie Howard

• Tommie Charlie Howard, 37, of Hawthorne, arrested on one count of failure of a sexual offender to report an email address or Internet identifier. Howard is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2014 Alachua County conviction for sexual battery involving a level of force not likely to cause serious bodily injury.

Travis Dewayne Watkins
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Travis Dewayne Watkins

• Travis Dewayne Watkins, 44, of Hawthorne, arrested on one count of violation of probation. Watkins is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2012 Alachua County conviction for two counts of lewd or lascivious battery against a victim under 16 years of age.

Kevin Ray Frutiger
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Kevin Ray Frutiger

• Kevin Ray Frutiger, 35, a previous resident of Gainesville, arrested on one count of failure of a sexual offender to report a change in vehicles owned and four counts of providing false sex offender registration information. Frutiger is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2017 Illinois conviction for aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving a victim 13 to 16 years of age.

Keith Larmont Garrison
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Keith Larmont Garrison

Absconders included:

• Keith Larmont Garrison, 49, last reported address in Gainesville. Garrison is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2001 Alachua County conviction for lewd or lascivious battery against a victim under 16 years of age.

Randall Irwin Ray
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Randall Irwin Ray

• Randall Irwin Ray, 48, last reported address in Gainesville. Ray is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 1999 Tennessee conviction for statutory rape.

Ajaquan Malik Walker
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Ajaquan Malik Walker

• Ajaquan Malik Walker, 21, last reported address in Gainesville. Walker is a registered juvenile sexual offender in Florida due to a 2020 Alachua County delinquent adjudication for sexual battery by a juvenile against a victim under 12 years of age.

Kendrick Leon Young
Courtesy of HomeFacts Kendrick Leon Young

• Kendrick Leon Young, 35, last reported address in Gainesville. Young is a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2012 Alachua County conviction for lewd or lascivious battery against a victim 12 to 15 years of age.

Timothy James Curtin
Courtesy of HomeFacts Timothy James Curtin

• Timothy James Curtin, 52, last reported address in Gainesville. Curtin is a registered sexual predator in Florida due to a 1998 Leon County conviction for sexual battery against a victim 12 years old or older and physically helpless.

Wayne Jamar Solomon
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Wayne Jamar Solomon

• Wayne Jamar Solomon, 40, last reported address in Gainesville. Solomon is a registered sexual predator in Florida due to a 2003 Bradford County conviction for engaging in sexual activity with a person 12 To 15 years of age or encouraging, forcing, or enticing a person under 16 to engage in sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity.

Frederick Bernard Dobson
Courtesy of HomeFacts Frederick Bernard Dobson

• Frederick Bernard Dobson, 31, last reported address in Micanopy. Dobson a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 2016 Alachua County conviction for lewd or lascivious battery against a victim 12 to 15 years of age.

Theophilus Joe Preston
Courtesy of FDLE Theophilus Joe Preston

• Theophilus Joe Preston, 71, last reported address in Gainesville. Preston is a registered sexual predator in Florida due to a 2004 Alachua County conviction for sexual battery and/or injures to sexual organs of a victim less than 12 years old by a person 18 years of age or older.

Akeem Reshard Crumtie
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Akeem Reshard Crumtie

• Akeem Reshard Crumtie, 25, last reported address in Gainesville. Crumtie is a registered juvenile sexual offender in Florida due to a 2013 Alachua County conviction for lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim less than 12 years old by a person under 18 years of age.

Anthony Raynard Hathcock Jr.
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Anthony Raynard Hathcock Jr.

• Anthony Raynard Hathcock Jr., 44, last reported address in Gainesville. Hathcock is a registered sexual predator in Florida due to a 1999 Alachua County conviction for sexual battery of a victim 12 or older and in the process uses physical force not likely to cause serious personal injury.

Che Ve Laneal Tarver
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Che Ve Laneal Tarver

• Che Ve Laneal Tarver, 56, last reported address in Gainesville. Tarveris a registered sexual offender in Florida due to a 1990 Alachua County conviction for three counts lewd or lascivious sexual battery on a child under 16 years of age and one count attempted lewd or lascivious sexual assault on a child under 16 years of age.

FDLE is asking anyone having information on the whereabouts of an absconded registered sexual offender or registered sexual predator to contact FDLE’s Enforcement and Investigative Support Bureau at 1-888-357-7332 or email [email protected].

The Florida’s Sex Offender Registry can be accessed by citizens via the FDLE Mobile App and online at https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/home.jsf.



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