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A man wanted for two-out-of-state fugitive charges was arrested in Lancaster County on Thursday, April 25.
Brian Yarnell Huntley was arrested at Caroline Courts just before noon after county deputies and city police officers found him hiding in an apartment.
Huntley, 33, was wanted in North Carolina for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. He is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting an extradition hearing.
According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies here were contacted by U.S. Marshals Service in Columbia early Thursday after getting a tip that Huntley might be hiding at the public housing complex, which is off Springdale Road.
The report said officers went to an apartment in the 3400 block of Caroline Court and were given permission by the resident to conduct a search.
Huntley was found in a back bedroom, the report said, where he was arrested.
“This is a matter of him not following the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act,” said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Major Matt Shaw. “This was somewhat similar to “Operations Light Out” that federal marshals conducted with us here just before last Halloween to make sure they are complying with the law.”
Signed into law in 2006, the act organizes sex offenders into three tiers, with each tier regulating different registration requirements.
The act mandates that Tier 3 offenders (the most serious tier) update their whereabouts every three months with lifetime registration requirements.
Tier 2 offenders must update their whereabouts every six months with 25 years of registration, and Tier 1 offenders must update their whereabouts every year with 15 years of registration.
Failure to register and update information is a felony.
Sex offenders are required to register in the county where they live. Records show Huntley’s last known address was in Monroe, N.C.
When they move, they must re-register within the county they live within three business days.
According to court records, Huntley was convicted on charges of indecent liberties with a minor and kidnapping against a minor in February 2004.
He was released from prison in 2010.
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