Monroe County Sheriff's department arrests man on failing to register as sex offender charges

By Emily Tubb/Monroe Journal

AMORY – Following a Monday night raid at the Tenn-Tom Inn, Larry Thomas Lee, 51, was arrested by officers with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for failing to register as a sex offender.
Lee was registered at 60180 Hatley Detroit Rd. but has been living at the Tenn-Tom Inn since April 15. Law states that a sex offender cannot stay anywhere more than five consecutive days without registering. He failed to notify the department of public safety of his intention to move.
According to the MCSO, Lee has been getting around a lot lately. Three weeks ago, there were reports that he was at the Mall at Barnes Crossing talking to children and taking pictures of them. The Tupelo Police Department recognized him and notified the MCSO, but security had run him off by the time law enforcement arrived.
He was also found to be in possession of a very small amount of marijuana in his pack of cigarettes.
On Oct. 24, Lee was charged by the MCSO with 24 counts of abusive calls to an emergency service following several calls to Monroe County E-911 between Oct. 21 and Oct. 26