Moody arrested for failure to comply with sex registry

By Chris Cooper -

James Moody

A man living in Adairville has been arrested for failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

Accoding to a police report, on Oct. 15, 2015, at approximately 12:16 p.m. the Logan County Sheriffs Department assisted the Department of Community Based Services at 889 Smith Road in Adairville.

Upon arrival Sgt. Shaun Embry of the Sheriff’s Department discovered through investigation that a registered sex offender was living at this address with his girlfriend. According to probation and parole officer Lauren Epley, James Harold Moody, 50, had a listed address with them as 220 Riverview Drive, also in Adairville, as his home address.

Embry located several items of evidence including mail addressed to Moody at the Smith Road residence to prove he was not in compliance.

Moody was arrested and charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration first offense, which is a Class D Felony. If found guilty of the felony, Moody will face a sentence of one to five years in jail.

Moody was given a lifetime sentence on the sex offender registry after being convicted in Tennessee for facilitation of aggravated sexual battery with a 12-year-old victim, according to the Kentucky sex offender registry.

The state sex offender registry can be viewed online at

Embry was assisted by Adairville Police Chief Roger Lindsey, Probation and Parole, Deputy Jakob Smith and social worker Amber Ledbetter.

James Moody Moody

By Chris Cooper

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