U.S. Marshals Arrest North Carolina Sex Offender In Polk County

Thursday, January 16, 2014

U.S. Marshals have arrested fugitive Adam Taylor, wanted in both North Carolina and Tennessee for failure to register as a sexual predator. Taylor is required to register for a minimum of 10 years due to an aggravated rape conviction of a 13-year-old girl in 2009.  

Deputy Marshals with the Eastern District of Tennessee joined forces with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the recently formed Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Team, led by Sgt. Greg Roberts. 

After a multi-state manhunt, information was received that Taylor had been living in or around Turtletown, Tenn. Once in Turtletown, law enforcement personnel were able to locate and arrest Taylor in the parking lot of a local convenience store without incident.    

U.S. Marshal James T. Fowler stated, “This arrest is a true testament of what happens when law enforcement agencies work together to get sexual predators off the streets.  I would like to thank the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol for their invaluable assistance during the manhunt.” 

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