Jennings sex offender arrested for not updating state ID

William R. Sherman. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

A sex offender was arrested again in Jennings County for not updating the sexual or violent offender registry with a new address.

According to reports from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, 50-year-old William R. Sherman of North Vernon showed up Wednesday to make his annual registration at the department. However his state issued identification card listed an incorrect address, one that had been incorrect for about a year.

Convicted sex or violent offenders, are required to register with the county where they live, as well as where they work, go to school or own real estate, according to the sheriff’s department. They also must maintain a state ID with their current address and their physical features.

Sherman was arrested on a preliminary charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

Sheriff Kenny Freeman said he takes the sexual offender registry seriously and if you violate the law you will go to jail.