An Ariton Sex Offender Strikes Again

Wiregrass authorities are on the lookout Tuesday evening for a convicted sex offender who has reportedly struck again.

Officials said 40-year-old Derwin Stokes, of Ariton, sexually assaulted a 16-year-old at a residence in the Goodman community.

In addition, stokes is a convicted sex offender who has failed to register with authorities.

Stokes has reportedly tried to change his appearance by shaving his mustache.

Stokes is said to be driving a 2003 silver Nissan Frontier king-cab with Alabama license plate number 26D574J.

He's believed to be in the Dale-Coffee County area.

If you have any information on stokes, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement agency.