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Marion County deputies locate wanted sex offender

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Samuel Gardiner, jail booking photo (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office) Samuel Gardiner, jail booking photo (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has located a wanted sex offender.

Deputies asked for the public's help Thursday morning tracking down 26-year-old Samuel Gardiner. He was on parole, but "absconded from supervision," according to the sheriff's office.

A statewide felony warrant was issued for his arrest. He is known to frequent downtown Salem. 

By noon, deputies said Gardiner had been taken into custody.

No details were released about where he was found. 

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