Wed., August 21, 2013 7:14pm (EDT)

Sex Offender Arrested After Prompting Lockdown
By Associated Press
Updated: 8 months ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.   —  
Police in coastal Georgia say a sex offender who prompted lockdowns at three schools near Savannah has been arrested.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller said Wednesday that 40-year-old James Dover was taken into custody behind a house. (photo courtesy of Ian Britton via free foto)
Police in coastal Georgia say a sex offender who prompted lockdowns at three schools near Savannah has been arrested. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller said Wednesday that 40-year-old James Dover was taken into custody behind a house. (photo courtesy of Ian Britton via free foto)
Police in coastal Georgia say a sex offender who prompted lockdowns at three schools near Savannah has been arrested.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller said Wednesday that 40-year-old James Dover was taken into custody behind a house.

Police said they had reason to believe the suspect was on Whitemarsh Island , so they placed Islands High School, Coastal Middle School and Marshpoint Elementary School on lockdown.

Police have said the man was wanted in connection with sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. WTOC-TV reported that Dover jumped out of his car and ran into the woods as police were chasing him. The man was taken into custody after a search that lasted for about four hours.

It was not immediately clear if Dover had an attorney.