Ex-Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer arrested again

Nov. 28, 2007 at 8:55 PM
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ST. AUGUSTINE , Fla., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle has been arrested in Florida for the second time this month for failing to properly register as a sex offender.

By law, Pyle must register a permanent address with officials in his state of residency.

Pyle was picked up Tuesday at one of three addresses he gave authorities, Sgt. Chuck Mulligan of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The address on his driver's license is not where the musician lives and, while Pyle has a home and family in North Carolina, he has told authorities he wants to register at an address in Florida.

Pyle was previously arrested Nov. 19 for failing to properly register as a sex offender, but allegedly still has not taken care of the matter.

"We could arrest him every 48 hours," Mulligan told the newspaper. "I don't know if we want to go there."

Pyle pleaded guilty in 1993 to molesting two Jacksonville Beach girls.

In addition to being designated a sex offender, he was sentenced to eight years of probation.

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