On 6/11/14 investigators with BCSO’s Criminal Investigation’s Division, the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team, and State Probation teamed up to conduct on site compliance checks on all registered sex offenders living in Bulloch County. These unannounced checks take place as public schools are in recess for the summer and children are more likely to be active in the community. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office is responsible, in conjunction many times with State Probation, for supervising a fluctuating number of sex offenders which averages 90 at any given time.
Three individuals were found to have employment or residence violations. Jack Bragg, convicted of child molestation in Screven County, had failed to report changes in his employment and was arrested. James Elbert Dickerson, convicted of child molestation in Dekalb County, had failed to report changes in employment and address and a warrant for his arrest was issued. Michael Benemon, convicted of Statutory Rape in Bulloch County, was determined to have absconded from Bulloch County and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Benemon’s case will be turned over to the US Marshals Service as a possible candidate for a Federal Adam Walsh Act violation, based on his being a sex offender moving from one state to another without complying with registry requirements. Investigators believe that Benemon has possibly moved out of state.
Sheriff Anderson asks that anyone with information on a sex offender who has moved or is otherwise not reporting required information to contact Cpt Todd Hutchens at 912-764-1787 or submit an anonymous tip to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with information on the location of Michael Benemon is encouraged to do so as well.