The Arrest of Registered Sexual Offender James Myers and the execution of a search warrant
On January 11, 2017, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Registered Sexual Offender James Myers and charged him with Failure To Register Internet Identifiers, after executing a search warrant at his residence, located at 106 Cochise Street, Crawfordville, Florida.
The investigation of Mr. Myers began after CID received allegations that James Myers was accessing child pornography via the Internet. Mr. Myers is on state probation and is a Registered Sexual Offender who is prohibited from accessing the Internet in any capacity. CID Detectives developed probable cause to believe that evidence of Mr. Myers’ use of the Internet was present at his residence, located at 106 Cochise Street, Crawfordville, Florida. CID obtained a search warrant to search the residence.
On January 11, 2018, CID Detectives and Special Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) executed the search warrant and Mr. Myers was present at the residence. During an interview with a CID Detective and a FDLE Special Agent, Mr. Myers acknowledged that he had an email address and utilized the Internet. During the search of the residence, multiple electronic devices were seized for subsequent analysis by the FDLE Crime Laboratory. If illegal pornography is located on this electronic devices, additional charges will be filed against Mr. Myers.
On January 11, 2018, CID Detectives arrested Mr. Myers for Failure To Register Internet Identifiers and booked him into the Wakulla County Jail.