According to Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood, on April 20 Monroe County investigators arrested Robert Louis Gathings, 50, of 307 B. Franklin Ave., Aberdeen, for being non-compliant in registering as a convicted sex offender. Gathings was sentenced in 1984 for attempted rape. He was non-compliant in registering in 2003, 2005, 2006, and twice in 2007. Gathings was reported on April 15 to be non-compliant for the sixth time.
amp"This is a case where it appears that the offender is not taking his registration very seriously," said Sheriff Hood. "We have 46 sex offenders that are registered in Monroe County. They need to make themselves familiar with the law and how to stay in compliance with it.amp"
Gathings was arraigned in Monroe County Justice Court where Judge Robert Fowlkes set bond at $5,000.