Unregistered sex offender caught hiding near the Mississippi River

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) -Police and deputies in Pemiscot County arrest unregistered sex offender hidingin a hole near the Mississippi River.

According to theCaruthersville Police Department, officers were dispatched to 308 West 4thStreet Wednesday evening in response to a possible sex offender living at theresidence.  Police say the 40-year-oldwhite male failed to register with the Sex Offenders Registry.

While at the residence,police say the man fled on foot.  ACaruthersville citizen told police a man fitting the description of the suspectwas running along the edge of the Mississippi River.  Caruthersville Police and Pemiscot CountySheriff's deputies searched the area and found the man hiding in a deep holeunder tree limbs near the river's edge.

The man is being held inthe in the Pemiscot County Justice Center until formal charges of failing toregister as a sex offender and resisting arrest can be filed.

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