JACKSON— A sex offender, wanted by law enforcement, took his life as authorities were knocking on his door.
Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier reported Wednesday afternoon that his deputies, along with an US Marshal, went to 9243 Beaver Pike, Jackson, just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, to serve arrest warrants to a man believed to be living in the trailer. As authorities were knocking on the door of the home, Frazier said that the resident shot himself in the head with a .380 pistol. Frazier said the single shot, ended the man’s life.
Authorities identified 51-year-old Michael Shannon Shrewsbury of the Beaver Pike address, as both the man who ended his own life, as well as the man they were looking to serve arrest warrants to.
Frazier said that Shrewsbury was wanted on felony warrants for failing to register as a sex offender, as well as a warrant from West Virginia. The US Marshal’s office became involved due to the multi-state warrants for Shrewsbury’s arrest. Authorities were at the residence to take Shrewsbury into custody.
According to the Ohio Attorney General’s sex offender database, Shrewsbury was convicted in Ohio on February 6, 1998, on a count of gross sexual imposition with sexual motivation. Then on April 30, 2004, Shrewsbury was convicted in West Virginia for a sex crime with sexual motivation and classified as a Tier I child victim offender. ..Source.. by Jennifer Hughes