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.