Sex offender Stephen Houk found in a rail car following Tuesday's RV chase

Posted at 9:03 PM, May 03, 2018

Officials capture sex offender Stephen Merle Houk in Barstow rail car 4:30 p.m. He is expected to be booked in LA Sheriff's Department Lancaster substation.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Major Crimes Bureau detectives say they are still searching for wanted parolee Stephen Merle Houk.

He is a registered sex offender in Oregon. In 2002, he was convicted of sodomy after sexually touching a child younger than 12 years old between 1999 and 2002. He served eight years then was released in 2010. In 2016, Oregon officials say he violated his parole, not updated them on his change of address. They said they issued a warrant for his parole violation and haven't seen him since.

Houk allegedly led police on a four-hour police chase in an RV from Los Angeles into Bakersfield, California.