3 arrested in connection with ETX sex offender operation

3 arrested in connection with ETX sex offender operation
Kendall Gatson, 37 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)
Kendall Gatson, 37 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Price, 47 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Price, 47 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)
David Knighten, 19 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)
David Knighten, 19 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)

HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - The Marshall Police Department along with several other East Texas law enforcement agencies have arrested three sex offenders.

This is part of "Operation Safe Summer" which was to make sure all registered sex offenders in Harrison County were in compliance.

Police say 37-year-old Kendall Gatson, 47-year-old Robert Price and 19-year-old David Knighten were all arrested.

Price was in compliance but the operation revealed he had a warrant for a probation violation, according to police.

All are in the Harrison County jail.

There were also warrants issued for two additional offenders as part of the operation.

Police say there are about 175 registered sex offenders in Harrison County.

The operation was conducted over a period of several weeks and made up of three phases; compliance check phase, investigation phase and apprehension phase.

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