Two convicted sex offenders are behind bars after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies learned that they failed to comply with laws mandating they notify authorities when they move, according to the sheriff's office.
One man moved to Bulloch County from Kentucky, and another man moved to a Pembroke address from a place in Statesboro before he was caught, Sheriff Lynn Anderson said in a news release issued Tuesday.
This week, sheriff's Capt. Todd Hutchens, working with the state probation office, discovered that Timothy Greene, 35, of Harry Hagan Road in Pembroke, had moved from Anderson Street in Statesboro and tried to move into a Packinghouse Road address before moving to the Harry Hagan Road location.
Greene, convicted in 2000 of aggravated assault with intent to rape, is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail. He is charged with failure to register as a convicted sex offender and probation violation.
Patrick Boyle Jr., 48, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, was also arrested after Statesboro police alerted Hutchens to Boyle's presence in Statesboro, the news release says.
Police checked Boyle's identity while on another call and discovered that he is a registered sex offender. Boyle moved to Statesboro without notifying law enforcement, and was arrested on a charge of failure to register as a convicted sex offender, according to the news release.
"Investigators are in contact with U.S. Marshals to determine if there is a prosecutable case under the federal Adam Walsh Act," Anderson said. "Boyle was convicted in Michigan for criminal sexual conduct, fourth degree, before moving to Kentucky."
Bulloch County sheriff's investigators, as part of their duties, are assigned a number of convicted and registered sex offenders on whom they check routinely. Any citizen with information on a sex offender not in compliance with registration or other laws is asked to submit anonymous tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To confirm which investigator is monitoring a specific offender, call Criminal Division Assistant Ami Howell at (912) 764-1744.