Inyo Sheriff’s Officers say they have arrested a repeat sex offender in Bishop. He is Michael “Mikey” Tharp, 38, who remained


Michael Tharp, 38

in custody at the Inyo County Jail under $100,000 bail on allegations of felony and misdemeanor molestation.

According to officers, Tharp failed to register in Inyo County as a sex offender when he moved from Victorville to the Glenwood Trailer Park area of Bishop last July. Sheriff’s investigators said they became aware of Tharp after the parents of two alleged victims came forward.

The Sheriff’s Department ask anyone with knowledge of additional victims to contact officers at 760-878-0383.