Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Carl Floyd - Repeat Sex Offender - Violent Stalker

A Fairfield man is in the county jail today after U.S. Marshals and police took him into custody on a charge of aggravated stalking.

Authorities say Carl Floyd, a 40-year-old convicted sex offender, stalked and threatened his estranged girlfriend last month. Then, on Tuesday, he took one of their children without permission, federal investigators said.

Floyd returned the child unharmed after he learned police had become involved in the case, said Marty Keely, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Alabama. The marshals and Fairfield police took him into custody later Tuesday night.

In May, Floyd threw a brick through his estranged girlfriends car window and, during a telephone call to her, threatened to kill her and a police officer.

Floyd was taken into custody after lawmen found him hiding in an attic of a house where police had tracked him. A .40-caliber handgun was also recovered.

Floyd faces additional charges because he was carrying a weapon and he was not living at the address provided authorities per registered sex offender laws.

"Quick apprehension of sex offenders is a high priority for the U.S. Marshals Service," Keely said.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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