NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office have arrested a sex offender accused of not showing up for his annual registration.
Sheriff Thomas Kerss said Teddy Wylie Williams, 34, of Cushing, surrendered himself to the Nacogdoches County Jail on Monday on a charge of sex offender's duty to register.
Kerss explained that all sex offenders registered in the county are required to re-register with the sheriff's office at least once a year and Williams had not done that.
Williams was convicted in 1997 of sexual assault of a child, the victim being a 15-year-old girl.
According to a previous KTRE report, federal authorities are investigating Williams, who is accused of stealing 36 guns from a Cushing store, according to district court records.
Williams was arrested in February following a Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office investigation into the guns theft from The Store in Cushing. The investigation revealed that Williams, who was employed with the business, stole the guns over a period of time, with the help of Lyle Anthony Slaughter, according to Sheriff Thomas Kerss.
The state had dropped the case, according to court records, and it has become a federal case, according to district court records.