Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Arrested For Failing To Register As Sex Offender In NC

A former drummer for legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has been arrested for not properly registering as a sex offender in North Carolina.

Authorities say Artimus Pyle had moved to Asheville, North
Carolina, but never registered. He posted a $10,000 bond earlier
this week.

The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in 1993 on charges including
attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger
than 12. He was sentenced to eight years of probation and
designated as a sex offender.

Pyle use to live in Florida, and when he renewed his driver's
license last month, he listed a Florida.

Detectives attempted to verify Pyle's address and discovered he
had not lived there for many years.

According to the Lynyrd Skynyrd's Web site, Pyle joined the band
in 1975 and left in 1992.


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