HARTSELLE — A convicted sex offender is back in jail after being arrested and charged with failure to notify authorities of a residency change of address.
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said officers arrested Gregory Ray Battles, 56, on Friday night at his home at 3512 Huckaby Bridge Road in Hartselle.
Sgt. Pete Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division said Battles was previously convicted of first-degree sexual abuse with the victim being under the age of 12.
"In addition to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, Battles was also charged with four counts of living with minors under the age of 12," Taylor said.
Battles remained in Morgan County Jail on Monday morning in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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