Iowa sex offender who went missing in 2008 arrested in Mississippi

Published: Nov. 30, 2018 at 12:22 PM CST
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A man who was first reported missing in rural Clayton County near Guttenberg in 2008 was found in Mississippi, and is now facing charges in Iowa.

On Nov. 28, Lee Allan Rolfe, 58, of rural Guttenberg, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, an aggravated misdemeanor.

In April 2008, Rolfe was called in to the Clayton County Sheriff's office as a missing person. After an investigation, officials determined he was sex offender who had been non-compliant with the law and had traveled out of the state.

Officials led an investigation into his whereabouts. No useful leads turned up, but the case was kept open.

On Oct. 25, 2018, The Pearl River County Sheriff's department in Mississippi contacted the Clayton County office to say they had found Rolfe, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant from Iowa. He was transported to, and taken into custody in, Clayton County.

Rolfe is being held at the Clayton County Jail.