Wanted Illinois sex offender arrested in Paragould

Wanted Illinois sex offender arrested in Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A wanted sex offender out of Illinois was arrested in Paragould on Friday.

A landlord called the Paragould Police Department saying she thought a sex offender was living in one of her apartments on S. 3rd Street.

She gave police information about the man.

Officers then learned the suspect, Jordan Pruitt, was wanted out of Illinois for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Pruitt was listed as armed and dangerous.

The Paragould Police Department's Street Crimes Unit and SWAT team went to the apartment and took Pruitt into custody without incident.

Pruitt was taken to the Greene County Detention Center.

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