A convicted sex offender who officials say has habitually failed to register as a sex offender has been arrested in Blount County.
According to the U.S. Marshal James T. Fowler, Todd Aldridge, 50, was taken into custody Thursday morning in Maryville.
Aldridge was originally convicted in December 1999 in Michigan of Criminal Sexual Conduct for attempted sexual contact with his then 18 year old daughter.
Since then, he's been arrested multiple times for failing to register as a sex offender in different states.
In May 2003 he was arrested in Michigan for failure to register and after moving to Utah he is accused of failing to register there in October 2011. After moving to Florida it is alleged that he again failed to register which lead to this current charge of violation of the "Adam Walsh Act" or interstate failure to register as a convicted sex offender
"We received information late yesterday afternoon from the Deputy U.S. Marshals investigating this case in Florida that Aldridge had moved to Alcoa. The Deputy U.S. Marshals and a Blount County Deputy Sheriff with the district's Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force confirmed the information in the lead by surveillance and arrested Aldridge this morning in Maryville," said Fowler in a press release.