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JC Police Searching for Two Sex Offenders

Two sex offenders face felony charges after Johnson City Police say that they moved from their registered addresses without notifying law enforcement officials.

After conducting a residential verification of all sex offenders in the area, police say 33-year-old Joel Rought and 63-year-old James Howey did not properly notify local law enforcement of a change of address. This is Rought's first offense, and Howey's second. Arrest warrants have been issued for both men. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Johnson City Police Department Detective Division at 607-798-9318.