Fugitive who failed to register as sex offender caught at library

Authorities have arrested a man who had been on the run since 2016 for failing to register as a sex offender in Cobb County, according to authorities. 

Tyon Poindexter, 42, was arrested Friday at a Fulton County library, Channel 2 Action News reported. He was previously sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender. 

“Poindexter was utilizing the computers at the Fulton County library to contact potential victims on social media,” Cobb sheriff’s office spokesman Glenn Daniel said.

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Poindexter was booked into the Atlanta City jail before he was transferred to Cobb County, according to jail records. He faces charges of anniversary registration failure and false information/sex offender registration. 

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He remains in jail without bond. 

According to Cobb authorities, Poindexter also gave deputies a fake address, telling them he lived at a motel, arrest warrants show. 

The details of Poindexter’s crimes were not released. 

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