Friday, June 18, 2010

Sarasota authorities looking for sex offender

SARASOTA - Sarasota County Sheriff's officials are searching for a registered sexual predator who has absconded from supervision.

Deputies are searching for Michael Ray Sharlow, 29, who had a last known address of 3471 Clark Road, Apt. 269, in Sarasota.

Sharlow is a registered sexual predator and is currently on probation under community control, according to sheriff's officials.

Deputies say Sharlow had a dispute with his roommate this week and Sharlow removed his monitoring bracelet and fled the scene. Detectives have obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Sharlow is 5 feet 11 inches tall, 215 pounds, with hazel eyes and a shaved head.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477). The public can also provide information online at or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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