Three arrested as U.S. Marshals search for non-registered sex offender

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Three people, including a sex offender, are in trouble with the law after refusing to cooperate with U.S. Marshals.

According to authorities, agents were sent to a home in the 4800 block of Quince to detain a registered sex offender from New York. Johnson reportedly just moved to the Bluff City, but failed to register with state and local authorities.

Johnson's mother says he was off parole and didn't know he had to join the registry.

"I'm glad someone blew the whistle on him and got things taken care of," neighbor Roderick Pigues said.

When authorities arrived at the home they were met by his sisters, Victoria Smith and Raynisha Wicker, who reportedly assaulted officers as they tried to take their brother into custody.

Johnson also resisted, WREG was told.

Wicker and Smith ended up heading downtown with their brother. The woman are charged with assault.

Johnson was convicted of rape and sodomy of a 12-year-old back in 2002. He served 10 years in prison and finished his probation last June.

That's when he packed up to Memphis to join his family.

He's listed as a level two sexually violent offender on the registry, and many people we ran into told us they'd like to know if he moved in next door.

"I’m glad they caught up with him. He’s where he needs to be," a neighbor said.