WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. — Officials with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a sex offender after finding him in a tree house.

Authorities said Tuesday that they arrested Bobby Hawkins on Saturday after several anonymous tips were phoned in to investigators.

Hawkins was wanted on warrants on charges of failure to register as a sex offender, aggravated assault, giving a false name and a probation violation.

Police said Hawkins was discovered by deputies in a tree house behind an abandoned property on Railroad Street near Old Chattanooga Road in Rocky Face.

Officials said he was arrested without incident.

Atlanta Lawyer

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