PHOTOS: 74 sex offenders sought in Del.; new names added

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Delaware State Police have added four new names to the list of wanted sex offenders, in addition to 70 offenders already on the list.

The four individuals now on the list all failed to re-register their current address, police say.

Police released photos of those four suspect, plus photos of the 70 suspects also being sought.

The offenders added to the list are:

Joseph H. Pierson, 59, Smyrna. He is a white male, 5'06" tall, 140 lbs., with black hair and hazel eyes.

Brian Stewart, 35, of Smyrna. He is a black male, 5'10" tall, 190 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Colby Butler, 24, Dover. He is a black male, 5'09" tall, 176 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Merlin L. Smith, 46, Houston. He is a black male, 5'11" tall, 190 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R.) at 302-672-5306.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
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