BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The U.S. Marshals Service is searching for a heavily-tattooed, convicted sex offender who hasn’t checked into a transitional center after being released from a Virginia prison.

Matthew Ezekiel Stager was last seen on February 2, after being released from the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg, Virginia.

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He was ordered to report to the Austin Transitional Center in Texas, but never showed up.

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Authorities say the convicted sex offender has a history of drug abuse and mental health concerns.

Anyone with information on Stager is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-WANTED-2.

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