Signs posted to warn neighbors about sex offender - - Jackson, MS

Signs posted to warn neighbors about sex offender

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By Bert Case - bio | email

PEARL, MS (WLBT) - Some residents in Pearl are hoping the signs they've posted along Areo Drive will make a registered sex offender want to move from the neighborhood.

Bob Mitchell plays a guitar for a living at a local nightclub. He is leading the effort to warn residents that a sex offender lives on the street.   

Rankin County Sheriff Ronnie Pennington says Chance Frederic Carpenter has registered with his office as a sex offender. According to Pennington, Carpenter was convicted of touching a child for lustful purposes in 1999. 

When we went to the address listed on the sex offender list, nobody would come to the door. 

Mitchell hopes to run  Carpenter out of the neighborhood by putting up the signs. 

Rusty Toler, who lives at 165 Areo Drive, does not have a sign in his front yard, but he hopes Carpenter moves somewhere else.

Sheriff Pennington said he would check to see if Carpenter had properly notified the highway patrol of a move he has made.

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