Fayetteville man back in prison for failing to register as sex offender
Posted January 6, 2015
Fayetteville, N.C. — A convicted sex offender who served 20 years in prison is back behind bars after he failed to register his new address with authorities, U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker said Tuesday.
Andrew David Owens, 59, of Fayetteville, was sentenced in federal court to 41 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release.
Walker said Owens, who was convicted in 1992 of sexual offenses involving minors, was released from a North Carolina prison on Jan. 18, 2012. He told authorities that he planned to live in Salt Lake City, but a month later had not registered in either Utah or North Carolina.
A warrant was issued for his arrest, and Owens was captured in September 2012 in Bethel, Pa. He was returned to North Carolina, where he pleaded guilty in September to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.