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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Jay man arrested for violation


May 28, 2020

A Jay man was arrested when he failed to register as a sex offender when he moved to Santa Rosa County from Escambia County, Fla.

Matthew Lee Hopkins, 20, 14572 Highway 89 North, was arrested May 20 for violating the Florida statute that requires him to register when he changes addresses.

According to information released by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff's Officer Joseph William Spirakis made contact with Hopkins in April in reference to a complaint filed by the Offender Registration Unit.

The report said during an interview Hopkins told the officer he left Pensacola in Fe...

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