State Probation Cracks-Down on Sex Offenders

Huntsville, TN (2018-10-30) Just days after a convicted sex offender was jailed on a federal warrant for allegedly violating the conditions of his lifetime probation, the Tennessee Department of Corrections Probation Department has jailed two more.

Alfred Lindsey, 48, of Pioneer was picked up on Monday for allegedly violating the conditions of the sex offender registry and the conditions of his community supervision for life.  According to arrest warrants filed by Probation Officer Rachael Newport of the Tennessee Department of Corrections, Lindsey allegedly failed to provide the department with his current email address.  Because of that violation, the state argues that Lindsey violated the laws of the land and thus the conditions of his lifetime probation.

Lindsey was convicted of criminal attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery in August 2004 and August 2005.  According to the sex registry, Lindsey is a violent offender toward children.

Clifton E. Hampton, 59, of Robbins was also jailed on Monday.  Authorities say that Hampton failed to register a telephone number he was using with them.  As result of that violation, they say he also dishonored the conditions of his lifetime probation.

Convicted sex offenders are required to provide changes in their residency and contact information to their probation officer within 48-hours of such changes.

Hampton was convicted of attempted aggravated sexual battery in August 2002.  Due to the nature of the crime, he is considered a violent offender.

Last week, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ricky V. Lewallen, 39, of Oneida for allegedly violating the conditions of the state’s sex offender registry.  When Lewallen was arrested, he allegedly had two firearms in his ho31use.  Convicted felons are prohibited from having weapons.

These arrests occurred on the eve of Halloween, which sex offenders are also prohibited from participating in.  During the hours of 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., (October 31-November 1), registered sex offenders are not allowed to have their porch lights on, decorate their house, have their door open, answer the door for anyone other than officers, or leave the house.

Before you take your kids out trick-or-treating, you can visit Tennessee’s sex offender registry to see if there are any doors you should avoid knocking on Wednesday evening.