Colleton deputies arrest sex offender

Joseph A. Duncan

Sheriff's deputies in Colleton County said the recent publication of its Top 10 most wanted list paid off Tuesday night after a sex offender was arrested.

Joseph A. Duncan, a 35-year-old resident of the Walterboro area, was found at a home on Allie Lane around 10 p.m. The community is just off Beach Road and east of Interstate 95.

In a statement, the Colleton County Sheriff's Office said deputies had "received information from a citizen indicating his whereabouts after seeing his photo in the news media."

Deputies said Duncan had been wanted since 2009 on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender and violating probation. They said it was his second such offense and that the victim in the case was 6 years old.

Duncan, who had been No. 6 on the sheriff's wanted list, was jailed at the Colleton County Detention Center. He was expected to appear before a judge today.