Lawrenceburg Now

Friday, December 21, 2012

Homeless Man Arrested For Violating Sex Offender Registry Law

Police officers took a homeless man into custody Thursday after his parole officer reported he was in violation of the state’s Sex Offender Registry (S.O.R.) law.

A supervisor with Tennessee Probation and Parole initially requested assistance from officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department. She explained that a man she supervises had recently been released from jail.

She said that the man, Charles Dwayne Jackson, age 44, is homeless and had been instructed to contact her by Wednesday to report the address where he would be staying. She told officers that he had failed to contact her.

Officers were able to use the global positioning system in Jackson’s ankle monitoring device to determine his location. He was confronted at a home on Short Avenue where he was sleeping on the couch.

Jackson told officers he had been staying at the home since his release from jail. Officers explained that because he was staying there, the address would be considered his secondary residence.

The fact that he had not provided his parole officer with the address caused him to be in violation of the S.O. R. law. 

A second violation was noted when officers determined that the house in which Jackson was staying is situated less than 1,000 feet away from Mama’s Little Helper Daycare on Depot Street.

Jackson was booked on the S.O.R. violation at the Lawrence County Detention Center where he was being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

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