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One Arrested in DeWitt County Sex Offender Sweep

A sweep for 40 registered sex offenders in DeWitt County resulted in 38 address verifications, one follow-up investigation, and an arrest.

Donald Brewer, 55, of Weldon was arrested by sheriff's deputies for failing to register his address. That's a Class 4 felony.

An investigation is also underway involving Joshua Sympson, 33. Investigators uncovered evidence that Sympson may have fled the state. His last known address was in Clinton.

Sympson is currently wanted on failure to appear in DeWitt County, in addition to charges pending for violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act.