Tippah man convicted of sexual battery of a child who has been on run arrested

A Tippah County man who has been on the run for 10 months after being convicted of sexual battery of a child last February was apprehended yesterday in Colbert County Alabama.

Derric Mcdonald was convicted on February 12, 2018 of sexual battery and exploitation of a child and he has been on the run from authorities after not reporting to jail following that conviction.

He was picked up near Tuscumbia Alabama yesterday and held until today when he was picked up by the MDOC.

Mcdonald is currently registered as a sex offender with the state of Mississippi.

No word yet on what additional charges will be leveled since he did not report to serve his sentence.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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