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Sex offender arrested on felony charges

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OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- A registered sex offender is facing two new felony charges in Otsego County. The Sheriff's Department says he was on the run from law enforcement.

Deputies arrested Donald Barrus, 42, formerly of Schenevus. According to detectives, Barrus didn't report a change of address back in December, then missed court dates where warrants were issued for his arrest.

Officials recently found Barrus hiding out in a home in the Town of Maryland. Deputies say he broke into the home and was living there while the owners were away for the season.

Barrus is charged with failure to register address change and second degree burglary. He is being held at the Otsego County Correctional Facility without bail.

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