Child pornography arrest

On 5/3/12 investigators from the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and the Becker Police department arrested Gregory Shartle,

Gregory Shartle

29, Becker, MN for the possession and distribution of child pornography and booked him into the Sherburne County Jail.


According to Sheriff Joel Brott, investigators from the Sherburne County Criminal Investigation Division (CID) had received information from FBI agents concerning an individual that was possessing and distributing child pornography.


Through investigation, investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for a residence in the 12000 block of Carole Drive in Becker, MN.  During the search, investigators located numerous computers and a internet computer server system owned and used by Shartle.


Shartle was taken into custody without incident and remains in the Sherburne County Jail pending arraignment.


The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the FBI and the Becker Police Department.