Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sex Offender Registry Violation Charged
A convicted sex offender, who was last registered as living in Gallatin, Tennessee on December 4, 2008, has now been found to have moved to Putnam County. Authorities say 37-year-old Joey Edward Lynch turned up at a residence on Woodcliff Road, in Monterey, and was discovered as police were conducting an unrelated investigation. Monterey's Hilltop Express newspaper says Lynch had no ID on him, and says that by the time police discovered his identity, he had left the area and was allegedly hiding at a home in the Hilham community. He may now be facing charges for failing to properly report his change of address. Lynch had been convicted on April 5, 1999 of attempted aggravated sexual battery.