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Police capture tattoo-covered, just-released sex offender

Posted February 8

— U.S. Marshals say a convicted sex offender who was at large has been arrested in the nation’s capital.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Leuer said in a statement that Matthew Ezekiel Stager was spotted around 4 p.m. Wednesday. His arrest followed several reported sightings in Washington.

Leuer says District police officers recognized the tattoo-covered suspect as he walked down the street near the D.C. Superior Court. Stager has tattoos on his face, head and neck. He was taken into custody without incident.

News outlets reported that the 44-year-old was released Thursday from the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg. He failed to show up at a transitional center in Texas.  


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  • Marianne Ashworth Feb 9, 2017
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    They need to take the "tattoo-covered" part out of the headline. That makes it sound like they are connecting tattoos to sex offenders. His tattoos have nothing to do with what he did.

  • Mark Hayes Feb 9, 2017
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    Looks like a scene out of the movie Liar Liar, " The color of the pen is Bluuuue

  • Jim Dunn Feb 9, 2017
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    Have to agree with you there. Face like that and then commit a crime = Stupid Crook News in the making.

  • John White Feb 8, 2017
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    Dumb news people. But with that face he will not be hiding unless he puts a bag over his head!

  • Nathaniel Lincoln Feb 8, 2017
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    Kids ...drugs r bad mmmkay.

  • Timothy Haggerty Feb 8, 2017
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    Tell your staff your news site is vulnerable to a fake browser update. It's probably malware.