Deputies arrest sex offender for failing to register | Crime
Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a sex offender from Moulton for failing to register with local law enforcement.
Deputies said they arrested Thomas Walter Averett, 43, after they discovered that he had been staying at a residence in the Caddo Community, not at the Moulton location he was registered to be residing. When conducting sex offender compliance checks, investigators said they discovered Averett wasn’t staying at the approved location.
Sheriff Mitchell said Averett was charged with attempted sexual battery in 2000 and criminal sexual conduct in the third degree in 1992 out of the state of Florida.
Averett is being held in the Lawrence County Jail without bond.
Sheriff Mitchell said that his investigators regularly conduct compliance checks to make sure that sex offenders are complying with sex offender laws. He encouraged citizens to report any activity that is believed to be violating these laws.
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