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Forrest County Sheriff’s Deputies received a tip about a missing sex offender and were able to apprehend him.

Jack Byron Hand Jr., 44, of Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested on a U.S. Marshal Service warrant for Probation Violation-Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, according to Scott Lees, Public Information Officer at the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 3 a.m. Monday near the 3500 block of Hardy Street in Hattiesburg, sheriff’s deputies apprehended Hand, who was transported and booked into the Forrest County Correctional Facility. He will be turned over to the U.S. Marshals.

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