Deputies search for absconded sex offender in Hernando County

Deputies are asking for the public’s help to find a sex offender who may have gone into hiding in Hernando County.

The sheriff’s office issued a warrant for the arrest of 50-year-old Richard Albert Jager III, a registered sex offender who has absconded from supervision.

Detectives believe he may be staying somewhere in the area of Hernando Beach after moving from his last known residence in Brooksville.62589533_2279996972035401_2671195703623024640_n

Jager previously reported to authorities that he owns a business called Rick’s Custom Docks in Homosassa.

Deputies said Jager is a white male who is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 201 pounds. He has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. He has several tattoos on his chest: a cartoon middle finger, a dragon, and praying hands. He also has the words “Family First” tattooed on his left arm and an unknown tattoo on his right arm.

 He drives a 2002 red Ford pick-up truck with Florida tag JSAS58.

Anyone with information on Jager’s whereabouts is urged to call the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830 or Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 866-990-TIPS (8477).

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