Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Sex Offender Arrested



For Immediate Release                                                                                 April 4, 2018

  Sex Offender Arrested


Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:



            On the date of 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 says “Mr. Scroggins was stopped over a month ago on a routine traffic stop by lt. Rigstad. The Lt. 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 above charges.”

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John Paul Scroggins