Lt. Kathy Torre said Albert Loren Beall Jr. had been wanted since June 2006, when he moved from Hoke County to Parkton and failed to register, a felony offense.
Torre said she attempted to make contact with Beall two years ago but he fled. Beall was finally caught on March 14 when a South Carolina state trooper cited Beall for a seat-belt violation. Beall waived extradition and was transported to the Robeson County jail on Tuesday. He was given a $50,000 bond.
Beall served six months in prison after he was convicted in Robeson County in 1997 of taking indecent liberties with a minor. Beall was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in 2004 and served 10 months in prison.
Torre said a neighbor contacted the county Department of Social Services after Beall and his child, who was 3 at the time, moved into a mobile home park on Southern Comfort Drive in Parkton. Officials with DSS then contacted the Juvenile Division. Torre said the child now lives with the mother.
Torre said convicted sex offenders must register within 10 days after relocating to a new address.