Trumansburg (WSYR-TV) – A Level 2 sex offender who police say abandoned his electronic monitoring bracelet near a school in Tompkins County last week has been arrested in South Dakota.
The New York State Department of Corrections says 30-year-old Shane Jacobs was located by South Dakota State Police on Saturday.Multiple police agencies launched a manhunt last Monday
for Jacobs, a resident of Hector in Schuyler County.
Police believe he cut off his bracelet in a home near Trumansburg High School.
Police say he has a history of drug use and is a suspect in at least two burglaries in nearby communities.
According to state records, Jacobs raped a 13-year-old girl in 2001.
Trumansburg schools restricted access last Monday while police looked for Jacobs.