NESPELEM A local man has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for failing to register as a convicted sex offender.
Warren Eugene McCrea, 27, will also serve 36 months of community supervision under the state Department of Corrections once he's released.
McCrea, was sentenced Wednesday, a week after being found guilty to register as a sex offender — it was his third felony conviction for the crime.
State law requires convicted sex offenders to register with the sheriff's office in the county in which the offender resides.
In July 2014, deputies found that McCrea was no longer living in a location in which he was registered to reside, Sheriff' Frank Rogers said. Further investigation showed the Level 2 sex offender may be living in Montana.
Subsequently, an arrest warrant for McCrea was issued Oct. 16, 2014.
McCrae was apprehended Nov. 24, 2014, by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Oliver, British Columbia. The Oroville Police Department met the RCMP at the Port of Entry and arrested McCrea, who was then booked into the Okanogan County Jail on the outstanding felony warrant.