The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department is one of the agencies responsible for the reporting of Sex Offenders.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says the Sheriff's Department does frequent checks on offenders to make sure they live at the address they have listed. Sex Offender's must report in person once within 7 days of their date of birth to the Sheriff's Department or their reporting agency. Offenders must also report anytime they change their address, employment, and/or school within a 48 hour time period.
During the last few weeks, the Sheriff's Department has charged the following people.
30 year old Billy Jason Lackey of Pine Orchard was charged on July 31st with violation of the sex offender law where he changed his address and failed to report it.
29 year old James Allen Hesson was charged with violation of the sex offender law on July 31st where he changed his address and failed to report it.
More arrests are pending.
To view all Sex Offenders in DeKalb County and other counties in Tennessee, go to www.tbi.state.tn.us and click on Sex Offender registry.
Meanwhile,. another person has been arrested in the recent DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the Alexandria City Police Department Drug Sting.
65 year old Gordon Lee Atnip of Buffalo Valley Road Baxter was arrested on August 2nd for two counts of Sale and Delivery of a Schedule III and IV Drugs (Hydrocodone and valium). The court date is August 16th. His bond is set at $80,000.