Man charged with being non-compliant sex offender

Sheriff's investigators have arrested a non-compliant sex offender who was violating state law by living in public housing complex, which convicted felons are not permitted to do, according to Sheriff Mike Byrd.

James Richard Higgason, 30, was picked up Tuesday after investigators located him at a public housing complex on Lansing Drive, where he was living with his wife.It's the third time Higgason has been cited for non-compliance since 2008, authorities said.

Higgason was convicted in 1997 in Texas on three counts of indecency with a child. He was being held at the Jackson County jail this morning.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Thursday's print edition.