Sheriff's officials said Bristow was taken into custody on suspicion of violating parole and for failing to comply with rules for sex offenders.
We admit we are only doing this story because of the mug shot. Bristow looks both shocked and bewildered.
Bristow, who was working for a garbage company, heard the U.S. Marshals Service was looking for him, but believed he would be safe in his motel room, the sheriff's department said.
Authorites also arrested Bristow's son on suspicion of making methamphetamine.
Bristow will be extradited to California.