COMMERCE - Jackson County authorities have arrested an Athens man with outstanding warrants, and later discovered he was an unregistered in the county as a sex offender.<br />
According to a press release from Sheriff Janis Mangum, Chistopher Lamar Poole was wanted for outstanding probation warrants.They received a tip he was at a residence on Brock Road.<br />
The 33 year old gave officers a fake name and date of birth, and later he was identified as Poole. He was arrested on his previous outstanding probation warrants and was also charged with giving a false name and date of birth to law enforcement officers.<br />
Officers discovered that Poole was unregistered as a sex offender in Jackson County once he was incarcerated. He faces an additional charge of violating the sex offender registry. <br />
Poole is currently incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.<br />
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