Operation Mountain Sweep leads to several arrests

February 4, 2014 

Sheriff John Anderson announced today the successful completion of another Operation Sweep, conducted yesterday in Eastern Madera County that netted six fugitives – including, Nathaniel Follette, one of Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted Criminals.

Those arrested during the sweep include: Matthew Williamson, David Newberry, Nathaniel Cain Follette, Nolan Cordero, Erick Radman, Sean McMahon.

Sheriff's Deputies teamed up with agents from State Parole and the Madera County Probation Department early Wednesday morning. They completed this month's operation shortly after 3 p.m.

Williamson, who was wanted for felony vandalism, trespassing and resisting arrest, was captured outside his trailer located on Coyote Lane in Ahwahnee.

Newberry, wanted for Grand Theft and probation violation, was apprehended in the backyard of his residence located on Road 628 in Ahwahnee.

Follette, wanted for parole violation, was taken into custody inside his home located on Grub Gulch Road (Road 600) in Ahwahnee.

Cordero, wanted for probation violation, was arrested at a residence on Echo Valley Road (Road 423) in Oakhurst.

Radman, wanted for probation violation, was apprehended on Willow Creek Drive in North Fork.

McMahon, wanted for probation violation, was found near Finegold Creek Court in North Fork where he was taken into custody without incident.

Yesterday's operation was one of several random sweeps carried out in both the foothills of Eastern Madera County and on the valley floor.

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