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Laptop computer leads to arrest

PULASKI — A laptop computer led to the arrest of a Pulaski man on charges he violated requirements of a sex offender registry.
Warren Andrew Gentry, 35, of 302 North Washington Ave., Apartment # 4, is charged with two counts of failing to register as a violent sex offender and two counts of knowingly providing false information to the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry, according to First Sgt. Mike Honaker of the Dublin office of Virginia State Police.
Honaker said the charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Trooper Derek M. Reece. He said State Police came into possession of a laptop computer Gentry previously used and possessed through a lease agreement.
It was determined that Gentry allegedly was not living at the 1011 Lovely Mountain Drive, Radford, residence he had last reported to the registry, nor was he working at the location he had last reported.
“We will continue to closely monitor violent sex offenders in our community to ensure they are in strict compliance with their registry requirements, and if they are not, it is only a matter of time before we will find out they are deviating from the law,” Honaker stated.
“Of particular concern in this case, Gentry was living in a residential area around numerous people that were unaware of his identity or his presence,” Honaker said.
Trooper Reece is continuing to investigate two computers that Gentry possessed.
According to the Sex Offender database, Gentry first registered with the system in September 2001 as the result of an aggravated sexual battery conviction in Montgomery County Circuit Court a month earlier. He last registered in July, but offenders are required to re-register when they have a change of address or employment.
The Virginia State Police ask that anyone with information or questions about the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry contact the Dublin State Police Office at (540) 643-2560 or 1-800-542-8716.

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Laptop computer leads to arrest

PULASKI — A laptop computer led to the arrest of a Pulaski man on charges he violated requirements of a sex offender registry.
Warren Andrew Gentry, 35, of 302 North Washington Ave., Apartment # 4, is charged with two counts of failing to register as a violent sex offender and two counts of knowingly providing false information to the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry, according to First Sgt. Mike Honaker of the Dublin office of Virginia State Police.
Honaker said the charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Trooper Derek M. Reece. He said State Police came into possession of a laptop computer Gentry previously used and possessed through a lease agreement.
It was determined that Gentry allegedly was not living at the 1011 Lovely Mountain Drive, Radford, residence he had last reported to the registry, nor was he working at the location he had last reported.
“We will continue to closely monitor violent sex offenders in our community to ensure they are in strict compliance with their registry requirements, and if they are not, it is only a matter of time before we will find out they are deviating from the law,” Honaker stated.
“Of particular concern in this case, Gentry was living in a residential area around numerous people that were unaware of his identity or his presence,” Honaker said.
Trooper Reece is continuing to investigate two computers that Gentry possessed.
According to the Sex Offender database, Gentry first registered with the system in September 2001 as the result of an aggravated sexual battery conviction in Montgomery County Circuit Court a month earlier. He last registered in July, but offenders are required to re-register when they have a change of address or employment.
The Virginia State Police ask that anyone with information or questions about the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry contact the Dublin State Police Office at (540) 643-2560 or 1-800-542-8716.

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