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A traffic stop lands a sex offender behind bars.

Joseph Malone Baker of Beckley was arrested by state troopers Monday after being pulled over on Harper Road.

When troopers ran his information, they realized he was driving on a suspended license and that he had not updated his sex offender registry after he purchased the vehicle he was driving in February. Baker has been convicted in both North Carolina and West Virginia. He must register any change, including a new vehicle, within 10 days of purchase.

He is currently being held in the Southern Regional Jail.