Thursday, February 21, 2013

Natural disaster, you say? That's no excuse for not registering...

Randy Christian of the Jefferson Co AL Sheriff's Office.
Christian? Anything but.
I just love small town sheriff deputies, they give some of the silliest comments. Through wind and rain and hail, we still expect you to register. Glad I don't live in B'ham.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - In Jefferson County ten registered sex offenders had addresses within the areas hit by the storm. On top of controlling traffic in those areas and keeping an eye out for looters, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has been tracking them down.

"We hold them accountable every day of the year and when they come in to register we let them know there will be no excuses, not even a disaster," said Chief Deputy Randy Christian, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. "We take a no excuses approach with those guys. We think that that's necessary and think it's the right thing to do. And that's just the way we're going to handle it. Listen if they, even if they go to a shelter, we notify the people in the shelter just like we would notify a community when one moves in."

"We went out and started checking on them and found out six of the ten were affected by the storm, either with structural damage or simply the power was out in some cases,” said Chief Deputy Christian.

So far, nine of them have been located.  

"One thing that came out of this is we found out that one of the ten was not living where he was supposed to. We've got a felony warrant on him and we're searching for him right now," said Chief Deputy Christian.
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