Sex offender caught prowling Fayette County neighborhood

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVVA) Deputies in Fayette County have arrested a convicted sex offender following a complaint of prowlers near a home in Ansted.

When deputies arrived at the home on Downey Ridge Road they discovered a man and woman on the property. Deputies said the woman was a relative of the homeowner.

The man, identified as 57-year-old Michael Ashmore of Ansted, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. Deputies also found two firearms in his possession. Ashmore is prohibited from owning a gun since he’s a convicted felon.

Ashmore was taken to Southern Regional Jail.

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