An absconded Jones County sex offender, Jason Sandy Blackledge, was captured in Jackson earlier today.

Blackledge had been on the run for several months, but was tracked down and arrested by the Jackson Police Department with the assistance of other state and federal agencies.

"The long arm of the law has once again reached out and located a wanted Jones County fugitive," notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin.

He adds, "We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Jackson Police Department and other partnering law enforcement agencies. You want to play Hide-N-Seek then go ahead. We have a winning team that enjoys the hunt."

Blackledge will be returned to Jones County and face charges related to his failure to comply with Mississippi sex offender laws.

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