MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A level 3 predatory offender from Minnesota is back behind bars after he was caught in California over the weekend.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Michael James Costa was on fugitive status after he absconded from his supervised release in Rochester, Minnesota on April 14.READ MORE: Sheriff Seeks Owner Of Burnt Snowmobile Found On Central Minnesota Lake
After intelligence information led investigators to California, Costa was arrested near Van Nuys with the help of local law enforcement.READ MORE: Teen Arrested In Robbinsdale After Fleeing Police In Stolen Car
Costa is now in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles.MORE NEWS: Wisconsin Senate OKs Constitutional Amendment Saying Only Citizens Can Vote In Elections
Costa’s criminal history includes two convictions for criminal sexual conduct against known juvenile females. He additionally has two convictions for failing to register as a predatory offender.