For failing to sign the register...
Scott Colothan
11:57 21st November 2007

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle has been jailed because he has failed to register on the sex offenders list.

The sticksman– real name Thomas Delmer Pyle – was charged in 1993 of sexual battery against two girls aged four and eight, but managed to avoid a life sentence after entering a plea bargain with prosecutors preventing the children from testifying in the case.

He was sentenced to eight years probation and ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

Pyle has now been arrested after it came to light that he hasn’t signed the register since 2001. He was caught after he applied for a driving licence and it has been alleged that he has moved address from Florida to North Carolina.

Police are currently holding him on a $10,000 bail in Florida.