SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men last week in Somerset County after allegedly failing to register for the state’s sex offender registry.
Eric Jacobsen, 48, of St. Albans was arrested June 16, while Eddie Deberry, 35, of Fairfield was arrested June 18, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.
In leading to Jacobsen’s arrest, a concerned citizen reported that he was living in a location that was not the same listed on the registry, according to Lancaster, and an investigation revealed he was not living at his reported residence.
“It was determined that Jacobsen had not been in compliance for several months,” Lancaster said.
In the case leading up to the arrest of Deberry, a Maine Sex Offender Registry representative contacted sheriff’s deputies with concerns that he was not living at his registered address, Lancaster said.
Investigative efforts determined Deberry had never lived at the residence on his verification form with the sex offender registry, and he had been using that undisclosed address for the last year while at a residence in Fairfield over the last eight to nine months, Lancaster said.
Both men were charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry, a Class C felony.
Deberry had been convicted for the same crime in November 2012 and April 2013.