A transient has been arrested a third time this year for failing to register as a sex offender, according to Hollister police.
Anthony C. Lewis, 48, was picked up by police Thursday on San Benito Street and arrested on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender, according to the Hollister Police Department crime blotter.
The Hollister Police Department also arrested Lewis, 48, on July 17 after a disturbance at Quik Stop on San Felipe Road. The HPD alleged he failed to register as a sex offender, and Lewis was convicted of the same charge in January of this year.
According to the Megan’s Law database, Lewis was originally convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 by force or fear. He was convicted in 1990 and released in 1991, according to records.
According to an HPD statement from July:
The Hollister Police Department arrested Lewis for failing to register as a sex offender.
Around 3:46 a.m., in the morning of July, 17, Officer Rudolfs was dispatched to a call of a man causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the Quikstop store located at 10 San Felipe Road.
Officer Rudolfs arrived to the location and contacted a man who identified himself as being Anthony Lewis (48).
Anthony Lewis was recently a transient in Monterey County before being arrested for a warrant out of San Benito County. He was arrested and brought to the San Benito County Jail. Lewis was released in July from the San Benito County Jail. He is also a convicted sex offender and is required to register within five days of his release from the jail. He failed to register within the required time.
Lewis was taken into custody and charged with failing to register within five days of being released from jail.
Convicted sex offenders that are required to register must register their home address every year within five days of their birthdates. Those listed as transients must register every 30 days and within five days of moving into any new city or county.