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Harrison County Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Gulfport, Miss. – Darrell Lee Bradshaw, 51, of Harrison County, pled guilty yesterday before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to failure to register as a sex offender, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and U.S. Marshal Mark Shepherd. 

On November 13, 2015, Bradshaw was released from prison in Oregon as a Tier III Sex Offender who has a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender.  He has acknowledged his continuing requirement to register as a sex offender, and to keep his registration current wherever he resides. Bradshaw moved from Oregon to Mississippi in 2016, and was essentially living as a homeless person in or near Harrison County.  He did not notify state officials, as was required of him, when he left the State of Oregon and had not registered as a sex offender in the State of Mississippi.  On November 9, 2016, a no bail/limited extradition warrant for Bradshaw's arrest was issued in the State of Oregon, for Parole Violation on his earlier sex abuse conviction.

Bradshaw’s continuing residence in Mississippi was documented by other records including an arrest on unrelated charges by the Ocean Springs Police Department in Jackson County in 2017, and arrests on unrelated charges by the Biloxi Police Department in 2017 and 2018.  Following his arrest in October 2018, Bradshaw was incarcerated in the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility, and a Harrison County Sheriff’s Office sex offender registration coordinator, together with the US Marshal’s Service, investigated Bradshaw’s failure to register as a sex offender. 

Bradshaw is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Guirola on February 12, 2020, in Gulfport.  He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine. Law enforcement records document that Bradshaw also has been known by the following names or name variations:  Darrell Lee Sawyer and Albert Duncan Sawyer.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, law enforcement officials in the State of Oregon, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, and the City of Biloxi Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris.

Updated November 22, 2019