Convicted sex offender surrenders to police

Police: Man barricaded self in home

LA MESA, Calif. - A convicted sex offender was back behind bars Monday after briefly barricading himself inside a home in La Mesa and threatening to harm officers.

Officers were called to the home in the 4200 block of Lowell Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday to investigate a report that a man had pushed a woman, according to a La Mesa police statement.

Once there, they found the woman uninjured outside the home and learned the man -- identified as 46-year-old Michael Raphael Wilson -- was named in a felony arrest warrant for failing to register as a sex offender, police said.

Officers spoke to the man through a locked screen door for several minutes but he allegedly refused to come outside the home, saying he had a weapon and would not come out without a fight. But after a short negotiation, he came out voluntarily without any violence, police said.

Wilson was convicted of annoying or molesting a child under 18, according to the Megan's Law database, which showed him living as a transient. The database also showed he has been in violation of registration requirements since Oct. 15, 2007.

Wilson was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender. He could be arraigned as early as Wednesday morning, according to jail records.

The woman who initially called police stood behind him. She told 10News he never registered because he did not do the what he's accused of. She claimed the accusations dated back to 1996 in Utah, where the suspect's brother-in-law fabricated the whole story. 

As the suspect was escorted by police he could be heard talking about a man who molested his kids and brainwashed them. The woman told 10News he was referring to his brother-in-law.

"Michael Raphael Wilson, innocent," Wilson said. "Innocent of my past charges."

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