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Most Wanted: Jefferson Mitchell

(WTVM) - Muscogee County Sheriff officials are searching for a wanted sex offender and they need your help capturing him.

Officials are hoping you can help them catch 51-year-old Jefferson Wade Mitchell. 

According to Muscogee County Sheriff Deputy Jeffrey Hackey, Jefferson was originally arrested for first degree sexual battery and because he hasn't shown up to register as a sex offender, a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

"As we've talked about before, sex offenders have to come up and register whenever they change an address, change a phone number, when they're birthday comes around every year," Deputy Hackey said. "They have a certain amount of time to come in and update their information."

Mitchell stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has brown and grey hair and was last seen sporting a mustache and goatee, which he may have shaved off by now to hide his identity - something police say he wouldn't have to do if he would have just registered with the department.

"I can't see anybody just, I forgot, that just doesn't sound good to me, not for something that serious," Deputy Hackey said. 

So let's bring Jefferson Mitchell's days on the run to a halt.

If you know the whereabouts of Jefferson Mitchell you are asked to call the Muscogee County Sheriff's Department at (706) 653-4225. 

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