Sex offender waives extradition to California |

Sex offender waives extradition to California

Staff Reports

A convicted sex offender, taken into custody last week at gunpoint by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents, waived extradition Tuesday to California where he faces sentencing on several felonies.

Rick David Oliver, 47, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Tuesday after spending the weekend in Douglas County Jail where he is being held without bail.

He was arrested Friday afternoon after authorities received a tip that he was at living at 1139 Linda Anne Court in East Valley.

Undersheriff Paul Howell said Oliver had been convicted in California of sexual assault of a minor and fled jurisdiction to avoid sentencing. Howell said David had prior felony convictions for narcotics and sex offenses. Ten deputies, two FBI agents and two canine officers responded to the residence after the sheriff’s office received a tip that Oliver was living there.

Following a short foot chase and struggle with officers, Oliver was taken into custody and booked into the Douglas County Jail.

Howell said Oliver was armed and dropped a gun which was recovered.

He appeared briefly Tuesday in East Fork Justice Court acknowledging that he understood the extradition process.

Judge Tom Perkins gave Yuba County, Calif., authorities until 9 a.m. Feb. 29 to pick up the fugitive. David will be brought back to court that morning if he is still in custody.

Also arrested was an associate of Oliver identified as 41-year-old Adrian Dave Froid of Reno. He was arrested and booked for obstructing and delaying an officer. He bailed out of Douglas County Jail and is set for an April 30 court appearance.

Howell identified Froid as a friend of Oliver’s and said he tried to help him escape from deputies.

Sacramento bail bond agent Topo Padilla, who bailed Oliver out of jail on the child molestation charges last summer, credited the sheriff’s office with getting Oliver back in custody.

“A lot of praise and gratitude should go out to the deputies that were involved in this operation in that they got a very dangerous child molester off of the streets of Douglas County,” Padillo said in an e-mail.

“In my 28-year career as a bail agent, this was one of the finest efforts I have been around in how these deputies went about their duty to get this dangerous subject off of the streets,” he said. “My thanks goes out to Sheriff Ron Pierini and the deputies of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.”