FRANKLIN COUNTY (KMOV.com) -- A violent sex offender charged with murder is on the run for the second time.
Authorities said Joshua McFerrin is dangerous to the community. He is accused of being involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway100 and Highway M, in Franklin County in June, 2013. He allegedly drove drunk and crashed into a car, killing two people.
McFerrin was supposed to appear in court Tuesday, but didn't show up. He reportedly told someone he's not going back to jail before he disappeared.
Police said McFerrin has a history of running from police. After the accident, police said he tried to escape from the hospital before officers caught him. Once McFerrin was released from jail, he was required to wear an ankle monitoring device.
“The GPS company that supplied the GPS had noticed that the ankle bracelet battery was not being recharged and they were not getting any signal out of the GPS,” said Lt. Charles Subke with the Franklin County’s Sheriff’s Office.
McFerrin was supposed to appear in court to explain why the battery in the monitoring device kept running down. Since he did not show up, a warrant has been issued for his arrest.