Fugitive Level 3 sex offender in Minnesota has ties to Arizona, Florida

The Minnesota Department of Corrections is looking for a Level 3 sex offender who has been a fugitive since Jan. 17, when he violated the conditions of his release from prison. 

Douglas Lynn Peterson, 66, was released from prison on Nov. 5, 2014. He was on intensive supervised release and living in the area of 27th Street and Fremont Avenue North in Minneapolis. Peterson has a criminal history that includes convictions for criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to prison in 2001 for criminal sexual conduct against known juvenile males.

It is believed Peterson was wearing a black coat with a gray hood and was carrying a backpack. He has ties to Blaine, Blooming Prairie, Golden Valley, Hayfield, Milaca, Minneapolis and Zimmerman. He also has ties to Arcadia, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona.

Citizens should not attempt to confront Peterson. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the DOC’s 24-hour tipline at 651-603-0026.