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Police searching for 2 boys taken by their sex offender father

Posted at 1:41 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 13:52:49-04

LAS CRUCES, Calif. — Police are asking for the public's help in locating two California boys who were taken by their father, who is a non-registered sex offender.

The Las Cruces Police Department says the boys, Maverick Ranso, 3, and Orion Ransom, 4, have not been seen since Oct. 8.

Maverick and Orion are both about 3-feet-6-inches tall and each weigh approximately 30 pounds.

The boys were last seen when their father 52-year-old Clarence Michael Ransom, picked them up from daycare center.

Police believe Ransom may have traveled to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the same day and returned to the United States the following day. It’s not known if he took his two sons with him and their whereabouts are unknown.

Ransom goes by the name Michael Ransom. He is described as 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds. He was last seen driving a silver 2013 Toyota Camry with temporary tags.

Police say that Ransom and his estranged wife share custody of their boys, but Ransom picked up the boys from daycare on Oct. 8 and gave no indication where he was taking them.

A nationwide warrant has been issued for Ransom’s arrest. The warrant charges Ransom with failure to register as a sex offender and non-compliance with a custodial agreement.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Maverick and Orion Ransom, or Clarence Michael Ransom, is asked to call police immediately at (575) 526-0795.

People outside of Las Cruces with information on their whereabouts can also contact their local police department or simply dial 911.