A Knox man has been arrested after he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender or a violent offender.
A press release indicates that a warrant was issued for 36-year-old Billy E. McKinney III. The outstanding warrant was executed at a residence in the 11-thousand block of Windmill Lane near Westville. He now finds himself facing two counts of the Level 5 Felony.
Members of the LaPorte Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division and the United States Marshal’s Office took McKinney into custody around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. Officers claim the Knox resident attempted to flee, but he was quickly apprehended when authorities gave chase.
McKinney is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on $15,000 bond. He is awaiting a court appearance.