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Sex Offender Returns to Jail, Accused of Attending Event with Children

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- A registered sex offender is in trouble again, charged with violating the sex offender registry law.

Investigators said he attended a Juneteenth celebration last Saturday at Centennial Park in east Jackson.

State records show James Howard Theus, III was convicted of facilitating rape of a child in 2001. That means he is not allowed within 1,000 feet of a playground or park without a legitimate reason.

Theus turned himself in, Tuesday morning and was released on his own recognizance.