PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A driver attempting to avoid a license checkpoint in Perry County led to the arrest of a convicted sex offender, according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.
Perry County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a checkpoint on Old August Road and the McSwain Settlement Road on Jan. 4.
Deputies noticed a vehicle turn around to avoid the checkpoint, leading to a pursuit.
The vehicle was stopped on Old Augusta Road, and deputies arrested 39-year-old Brian Curtis Bloodsworth.
Bloodsworth was charged with felony eluding, wreckless driving and he had a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.
According to the Mississippi Sex Offender Registry, Bloodsworth was convicted of two counts of statutory rape in January 2015.