Convicted sex offender arrested
From Staff Reports
A convicted sex offender from Florida was taken into custody in Maryville Thursday morning.
According to a press release from the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Todd Edward Aldridge, 50, was wanted by the authorities in Gainesville, Fla., for failing to register as a sex offender, in violation of the Adam Walsh Act.
Aldridge is accused of failing to register when he moved to northern Florida from Utah between October of last year and this past July.
Aldridge was originally convicted in December 1999 in Michigan of criminal sexual conduct when he tried to have sexual contact with his then 18-year-old daughter.
He has a history of failing to register, according to the marshals service. He was arrested in Michigan in May 2003 for failing to register and, after moving to Utah, he’s accused of failing to register there in October 2011.
“We received information late yesterday afternoon from the deputy U.S. marshals investigating this case in Florida that Aldridge had moved to Alcoa,” said U.S. Marshal James T. Fowler in a statement.
“The deputy U.S. marshals and a Blount County deputy sheriff, with the district’s Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force confirmed the information in the lead by surveillance and arrested Aldridge this morning in Maryville.”