APD Arrests Registered Sex Offender During Traffic Stop

A registered sex offender was arrested in Anderson last Thursday night for driving with a loaded gun. The APD pulled over a Jeep for expired registration and a broken brake light on South Street at Balls Ferry Road. 67-year-old Vernon Matson Jr had a misdemeanor warrant for hit-and-run and was out of compliance with his sex offender status. Rip the K9 sniffed around and a search reportedly turned up a used syringe, as well as a loaded 22 caliber revolver on the rear floorboard.

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