Sex Offender Arrested

Sex Offender Arrested

PHOTO: John Scroggins of Rossville, Ga., was attempting to relocate in the Kilpatrick community. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

By Staff Reports

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On March 30th, DeKalb Deputies arrested John Scroggins of Rossville, Ga. Scroggins is a registered sex offender and Georgia parolee. Scroggins attempted to illegally relocate to DeKalb County, Alabama in the Kilpatrick community. Scroggins refused to register with DeKalb County Alabama and had not been given permission by Georgia Pardon and Parole or Alabama Pardon and Parole to relocate. Deputies went to serve an arrest warrant on Scroggins at a residence in the Kilpatrick community, they were advised that Scroggins had fled the residence and was found shortly after a search of the area.

Scroggins was taken into custody after he attempted to resist the Deputies and Crossville officers. Scroggins was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, attempting to elude, and resisting arrest. Further charges from Alabama and Georgia are pending.

Sheriff Harris stated, "Mr. Scroggins was stopped over a month ago on a routine traffic stop by Lt. Rigstad. The lieutenant advised him that if he was going to be living in Alabama, he needed to contact his parole officer in Georgia, and if he was going to live in DeKalb County, he needed to register with us at the Sheriff's Office. Mr. Scroggins did not apply and we had received a tip that he was still in the Kilpatrick area, so he was located and arrested for the charges above."