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Couple arrested following man's disappearance from probation facility

Jason Chambers and Malia Cox face felony charges in Lee County.

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 5:18 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 7:17 PM

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – The search of a Sherman home leads to the arrest of a man and his girlfriend.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, deputies and U.S. Marshals worked together to arrest Jason Wayne Chambers, 34, for failing to register as a sex offender in Lee County.

Jason Chambers | Photo: Lee County Jail

Malia Cox | Photo: Lee County Jail

He was registered as living in Lee County, at a federal probation facility. He was serving probation on a 2006 federal charge of threatening by mail to injure a United States magistrate judge.

Last week, the Federal Probation Service contacted the sheriff’s department to report that Chambers has failed to return to the facility.

A multi-agency search led officers to a home in Sherman. The home belonged to the mother of Malia Bridget Cox. The sheriff’s department says Cox was involved in a relationship with Chambers.

Chambers was arrested as a result of the search. He was booked into the Lee County jail on Monday, November 20.

Cox, 31, faces charges of harboring, assisting, giving false information regarding a sex offender. She was booked into the Lee County jail on Tuesday, November 21. 

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