Information is being sought on the whereabouts of an Alcorn County man who is in violation of the sex offender registry.

Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi issued the alert regarding Harold Wayne Cole, 45, a registered sex offender who has failed to properly register in Alcorn County.

Sheriff Ben Caldwell said the county routinely checks on the status and whereabouts of local sex offenders, and Cole is one that they have not been able to locate.

Cole has family ties to Prentiss County and has ties to known associates in both Prentiss and Alcorn. According to the Department of Public Safety, his conviction occurred in 2004 in Prentiss County for an offense of touching for lustful purposes.

Cole’s residence is listed as a County Road 566 address in Alcorn County. He is possibly driving a solid black 1994 Chevrolet GC1 pickup.

Cole is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and 132 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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