Police: Alert for missing girl last seen with registered sex offender canceled; man arrested

Jercore Jones
Jercore Jones
Published Nov. 13, 2014

LARGO — Authorities said early Thursday they were no longer searching for a 13-year-old girl who was last seen Tuesday evening with a registered sex offender, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Largo police had said the girl was last seen about 9 p.m. Tuesday walking near Fifth Avenue N and Sixth Street with Jercore Jones, 34.

The missing child alert was canceled about 5 a.m. Thursday, according to the FDLE. Records show Jones is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on lewd or lascivious battery and drug charges. He was booked shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday.