DENVER - A parole officer chasing a fugitive sex offender down a Denver street was able to make an arrest Friday morning.

The man had been on the run for nearly three months.

9Wants To Know Investigative Reporter Melissa Blasius spoke with the Colorado Department of Corrections after the arrest was made.

Lawrence Avila, 41, was on parole after serving time for theft, assault and menacing. He's also a sex offender who has been convicted of sex assault on a child in the 1990s.

The DOC says Avila had absconded from parole in December 2013.

After the parole officer chased Avila down on Friday, he fired his Taser at Avila and took him into custody around Sixth Avenue and Federal Avenue.

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