2 violate sex offender act

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Two convicted sex offenders are behind bars after failing to comply with the Alabama sex offender registration and notification act.

Covington County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Wesley Snodgrass said Monday that Investigator Heath Truman worked with Opp Police Department Investigator Walter Inabinett to arrest Ronald Hines, 57, of Opp, for failure to register his change of address and living in a prohibited location.



Hines was originally arrested in 1993 and convicted in 1994 for sexual abuse in Florala. His victim was a 12-year-old female.

Snodgrass said Investigator Kevin Wise and Investigator Jerry Fields took the lead after Chambers County notified the department that Gary Parsons Jr., 43, was moving to the county.

“He didn’t come register as he should,” Snodgrass said. “A deputy made contact with him and informed him he must register.”

Snodgrass said that Parsons failed to register even after being prompted to do so.

Wise and Fields made contact with him on Jericho Road.

It was also determined that he failed to notify, and failed to register as a multiple felon and was found to be in possession of brass knuckles, which netted him a carrying concealed weapon charge.



Parsons was arrested and convicted in 2002 of two counts of rape second. His victim was a 16-year-old female.

Hines was held on a $20,000 bond and Parsons was held on a $26,000 bond.