Texas Sex Offender Cuts Off Monitor Bracelet, Flees to North Alabama
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WZDX) - A convicted sex offender who authorities said cut off an electronic monitoring bracelet and skipped town in Texas is in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.
Jason Keith Richardson, 52, of Midland, Texas, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Monday in Colbert County, where authorities said he was staying with a relative. Authorities also recovered a .45 caliber handgun during the arrest.
Texas authorities said Richardson will be prosecuted for the firearm possession and failure to register as a sex offender in Alabama, and will then be taken back to Texas to face charges there.