Rodney Hedgecraft: Hunt on for sex offender with history of violence

Rodney Hedgecraft: Hunt on for sex offender with history of violence

A violent sexual predator from Indiana who fled from the supervision of authorities may be in or around Hobe Sound.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) for 46-year-old Rodney Eugene Hedgecraft.

Hedgecraft told authorities in Indiana that he was moving to Hobe Sound and gave them a forwarding address. But when detectives conducted their predator and offender checks, they discovered that Hedgecraft had given the Indiana authorities a fake address.

There is now a warrant out for his arrest, and the sheriff's office believes he does have ties to Hobe Sound.

In addition to being a sexual offender, Hedgecraft also has a criminal history that includes charges of battery with a deadly weapon causing serious injury and resisting a law enforcement officer.

The public is advised to not approach him if he is spotted, but to call 911 immediately.

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