Wanted out of Florida since 2005, sex offender arrested in Anderson

ANDERSON, Calif. — A Florida sex offender who has been on the run and out of compliance since 2005 was located and arrested in Anderson earlier this morning, Thursday, July 30.


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According to an Anderson Police Department social media release, at around 1:40 a.m., an Anderson police officer spotted Rodney Lambson, 43, of Florida, in the area of Ferry and East Center streets.

“Lambson was found to be seated on a curb beside a City owned power outlet, charging his cell phone,” the release explained.

On the run and out of compliance since 2005, a wanted sex offender since identified as 43-year-old, Rodney Lambson, was arrested in Anderson early this morning. APD photo

A subsequent records check revealed Lambson was a registered sex offender who was wanted out of the State of Florida.

Lambson has been wanted for the last 15 years, according to the release.

Lambson was arrested on his warrant and booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding, where he will await extradition back to Florida, said officials.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.