MANATEE — A Lakewood Ranch sex offender was arrested after he gave law enforcement officers a mailbox drop as his change of residence, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Curtis Edward Wilson, 45, was arrested at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputies report Wilson came to the Sex Offender Unit office at 5651 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, to register Aug. 20 in Florida for the first time.
Wilson said he had been arrested on a warrant in Hillsborough County for failure to register the day before and was living at 11523 Palmbrush Trail, No. 338 in Lakewood Ranch, according to the report. An investigator went to the address Monday and found the location was a United Parcel Service mailbox.
Contacted Tuesday by the investigator, Wilson said he was staying in the Summerfield area but didn’t know the exact address, according to the report.
Wilson was being held in Manatee County jail on $1,000 bond.