DARTMOUTH - Police have arrested a man they say was living in a tent behind an elementary school in Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Police Department Spokesman Detective Kyle Costa says Dartmouth Police were notified at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday of a tent that was found in the woods directly behind DeMello Elementary School.

Investigating officers Matthew Correia and Chris Flechsig located the tent and found two men inside.

After running checks on the men, police discovered that one of them, James Curry, 31 of Fall River, had an outstanding default warrant for failing to appear for jury duty.

Curry was arrested and the tent was removed by the second occupant.

According to the National Sex Offender Database, Curry is a registered sex offender and was convicted of rape in 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque encourages members of the community to continue the practice of "If you see something, say something!"

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