By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Less than a month after being released from prison, a registered sexual predator is back in jail after he reportedly violated his probation.
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Probation and Parole contacted them after being informed by a parent that Merritt had been texting her underage daughter. Further investigation substantiated the claims.
Deputy Bobby Boatright and Jarrett Jarvis, Merritt’s probation officer, arrested the suspect.
Merritt was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail.
In 2008, Merritt was arrested and convicted of lewd or lascivious molestation with the victim being under 12 years old and sexual battery by an adult on a victim under 12 years old.