Sex offender arrested in Bradley County

Bradley County, TN (WDEF) A Bradley County deputy arrests a Georgia sex offender for registration violations in two states.

47-year-old Bobby Hawkins was arrested on February 25th for public intoxication under the name Tony Tolen.

The Board of Pardons and Parole had been trying to find Hawkins for months for not registering, and found Tolen shared some personal information with Hawkins.

Officials found the two were the same person by comparing fingerprints.

A patrol deputy took Hawkins into custody on March 24th at a business on South Lee Highway where he had been staying for 8 months under the name Tolen.

He’s charged with forgery, criminal simulation and violating the sex offender registry. 

He’s being held without bond in Bradley County and awaiting extradition to Georgia.

Categories: Bradley County, Crime, Local News

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