North Carolina Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Failing to Register | USAO-NDFL

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Daniel Arnold, 50, was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty on November 4, 2020, to one count of failing to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence.

Arnold was previously convicted on two occasions for failing to register in North Carolina.  As a result of outstanding warrants in Georgia, investigators examined his sex offender registration status.  Thereafter, Arnold was located and arrested in the Panama City, Florida area. 

Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Spaven prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the United States Marshals Service with assistance from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. Don Ladner, United States Marshal for the Northern District of Florida, stated “the “U.S. Marshals are fully committed to finding and arresting sex offenders who fail to follow registration requirements.  The safety of our local communities is always a foremost priority.” 

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