Police catch tattoo-covered sex offender

Matthew Stager just released from Virginia prison

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - (AP) - Washington police caught a convicted on sex offender on Wednesday who recently was released from a Virginia prison after he failed to show up at a transitional center in Texas.

News outlets report authorities say 44-year-old Matthew Ezekiel Stager was released Thursday from the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg.

He was supposed to check into the transitional center that day but never did.

Authorities said Stager has known connection to multiple states and has a history of drug abuse and mental health concerns.

 

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