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Pepin County sex offender taken into custody Thursday evening

53-year-old Allan Owens was arrested in Eau Claire County Thursday night.
53-year-old Allan Owens was arrested in Eau Claire County Thursday night.
53-year-old Allan Owens was arrested in Eau Claire County Thursday night.(COURTESY: Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 7:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 1:47 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A man wanted for arrest was taken into custody Thursday evening.

Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office deputies received information that 53-year-old Allan Owens, who was sought for arrest for allegedly tampering with his GPS monitor as a recently-released sex offender, may have checked into the Days Inn Motel, located at 6319 Truax Lane in the Town of Union.

Deputies began to surveil the location and at approximately 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Owens was taken into custody. Owens was medically cleared at a local hospital before being transferred to the Eau Claire County Jail.

The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office said Owens was released from prison on June 7, 2022. On June 23, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections received an alert that “suggested he may have tampered with his GPS location ankle bracelet monitor.”

Owens’ release from prison included extended supervision. As a condition of his release, Owens was to follow all standard sex offender registry requirements, including GPS monitoring and a lifetime registration as a sex offender. He was also not allowed to use the internet, consume or possess alcohol, enter bars or taverns, possess a firearm or have unsupervised contact with any children.

Owens pleaded no contest and was found guilty of repeated sexual assault of the same child and possession of a firearm by a felon in 2013. Owens was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with nearly one year of sentence credit, and five years of extended supervision. 12 other counts of possession of a firearm by a felon were dismissed as part of the plea arrangement, according to online court records.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Eau Claire Police Department.

PEPIN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -The Wis. Department of Corrections has issued an arrest warrant for a Pepin County sex offender.

According to a media release by the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Wis. DOC has issued an arrest warrant for 53-year-old Allan Owens.

The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office says Owens was released from prison on June 7, 2022. On June 23 the Wis. DOC received an alert that “suggested he may have tampered with his GPS location ankle bracelet monitor.” He has not been found since the alert.

If you have any information about Owens’ whereabouts, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement or the Pepin County Sheriff’s Office at 715-672-5944.

The Pepin County Sheriff’s Office says his home is in Durand, located at W5433 County Road V.

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