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Authorities probe whether offender appeared nude in other parks
HURLEY, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities say a registered sex offender
who was arrested last weekend while walking around nude might be an
Alabama man who was seen several times in parks in Alabama and
across the state line in Mississippi.
Jackson County Mississippi Sheriff Mike Byrd said his sex-crimes
unit received several tips Thursday about the man, who's believed
to be 45-year-old registered sex offender Michael Ryan South of
The tips were about a man roaming around nude near the Dog River
in George County and around the Escatawpa Hollow Campground in
An Alabama park ranger who reported seeing a man fitting South's
description roaming naked there several times this year gave a tip
to sex-crimes investigator Hope Thornton.
Thornton said the park ranger chased the man off a number of
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