Convicted sex offender who cut off GPS, left Minneapolis home back in custody

UPDATE 12:23 p.m. – A man who authorities had said cut his GPS monitoring bracelet off and left his Minneapolis home after being released from state custody is behind bars again.

State officials with the Department of Corrections announced Thursday that 45-year-old Archie Demound Randle, a high-risk predatory offender, was on the loose. However, as of early Friday afternoon, Randle was listed as being an inmate in the Hennepin County Jail.

No word on where Randle was apprehended, however the jail says he was arrested by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

A previous version of this report can be found below.

INITIAL REPORT 11:24 a.m. – State authorities are searching for a high-risk predatory offender after cutting off his GPS monitoring bracelet and left his Minneapolis home last month.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), 45-year-old Archie Demound Randle cut the bracelet off on Aug. 25, 2023. He had been on intensive supervised release since June 27 after being released from DOC custody.

State authorities say Randle was convicted of multiple charges, including first degree criminal sexual conduct, fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, soliciting a child to engage in sex, aggravated robbery, burglary and escape from custody.

Randle is described as being bald or having short brown hair, has brown eyes, weighs about 175 pounds and is 5’9. He has also been seen with a pencil mustache, a goatee, or both. He also has a tattoo of a lion’s face on the left side of his neck.

He was last seen wearing a blue bucket hat, a maroon jacket, black jeans and black tennis shoes. A photo of Randle wearing these items can be found at the bottom of this article.

He has been seen in Minneapolis near the Cub Foods at 26th Avenue South, as well as the area of East Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue. In addition, authorities say he was also seen on North Ruth Street in St. Paul.

If you see Randle, you’re asked to call 911 and not confront him. If you know where he may have been, you’re asked to call 911 or the DOC Fugitive Hotline at 651-775-5099.

Archie Demound Randle Credit: Minnesota Department of Corrections