Roper in Custody in North Dakota 24 Sep 13

Authorities in Steele County North Dakota have apprehended a Pennington County Sex Offender, one of two men accused in the theft of a motor-home ..

22 year old Cory Roper of Thief River Falls was taken into custody Tuesday after a day long search that included farm fields near Finley and Portland.

Officials say they had a second suspect – 21 year old Dylan Klade, also of Thief River Falls – “pinned down” in a field of corn.

Local Law Enforcement recently issued a community advisory concerning Roper, released September 6th after serving time for criminal sexual conduct. Roper had taken up residence at a home on Highway #32 Northeast in rural Thief River Falls.

It is believed that Roper, who was on probation, cut off an ankle monitoring device before taking the motor-home, which was recovered later in the day by Steele County Authorities.