On Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, Detectives with the DeFuniak Springs Police arrested Eric Antonio Roberts B/M, DOB 10/30/1973, for violations pertaining to his Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender, which is in violation of Florida State Statute 943.0435.
Detectives were alerted to Roberts having recently changed addresses within the City Limits of DeFuniak Springs. Upon investigation and making address verifications, detectives discovered that Roberts was living at two separate addresses in the city. After being unable to verify a single physical address of residence, detectives continued to search for Roberts who is a known to be a transient in the area.
Roberts was located on Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, at 240 Frederick Drive, DeFuniak Springs and was immediately taken into custody for violations of his registration. Detectives also spoke to residents in the area who advised they had seen Roberts at the residence over the past few weeks. Both residences adjacent to the location where Roberts was staying have small children and neighbors described the area as “family orientated”.
This arrest is the second time Roberts has Failed to Comply with Sex Offender Registry as he was adjudicated Guilty for a similar offense in 2007. Additional information about Sexual Offenders can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender and Predator Website: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.
The DeFuniak Springs Police wants the public to know that they have a zero tolerance for Sexual Offenders who violate the requirements of their mandatory registration.