Sex Offender Fails to Register: Arrested for Drugs, Possession of Firearms by Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office


January 07, 2014 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allen Wayne Batson ,age 63 ,who was residing in Strawberry on charges of failure to register as a sex offender, possession of controlled substance (meth & marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The arrest comes after deputies learned that Batson was staying at a residence at Strawberry and had not registered. The information was presented to a judge and a warrant was issued. Deputies went to the residence and arrested Batson. A check of the residence turned up two firearms, meth, marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia.

Batson was transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.

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