Police arrest a man who has been wanted for over a year for absconding from the Brookings County sex offender registry.

Brookings Police Sergeant Joel Perry says police received a tip that 43-year-old Joseph Paul Caiola was back in Brookings. He was arrested Monday night.

Caiola is facing two felony charges: Failure to register as a sex offender from May of 2021 and failure to appear for a court date.

Caiola is required to register because of a 1993 conviction in Washington state for molesting an 8-year-old girl.


June 7, 2022