TOMMY GRIFFIN is a convicted sex offender and former Grady County resident. U.S. Marshals arrested him in Alabama Monday. Sheriff’s officials say he had moved out of state without proper notification of authorities.
Federal authorities arrested a Grady County man in Alabama Monday. Tommy Griffin is a convicted sex offender who law enforcement officers say moved out of state without properly notifying them first, as required by law for sex offenders in Georgia.
Captain Daniel Singletary with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office says he learned on March 27 that Griffin had absconded from 634 Moore Rd., and he swore out a warrant for Griffin’s arrest.
Singletary says several agencies conducted witness interviews, and he sought assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service in apprehending Griffin over state lines.
On Monday, the Marshals located Griffin, 59, in Dothan, Alabama, and took him into custody. Singletary says Griffin waived extradition and will be brought back to Grady County.
Griffin will face a felony failure to register as a sex offender warrant in Grady County for his arrest. Additionally, the Marshals have opened a case against Griffin for violation of the federal Adam Walsh Act, according to Singletary.
“Offenders who flee the state of registration without notification can and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” states Singletary.
Griffin was convicted in 1994 on a child molestation charge in Decatur County, Singletary says.