Sex offender back behind bars

Atmore man is accused of sending obscene photos over phone to an underaged girl

A registered sexual predator from Escambia County, Fla., who was living in Atmore is back behind bars after being charged with sending obscene photographs to a 15-year old.

Ernest Powell III, 40, 178 Maxwell St., Atmore, was arrested by Atmore police Monday, July 13 and charged with transmitting obscene material to a child by computer. He is being held at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on $500,000 bond.

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that an investigator with the police department received a report July 9 from the parents of a 15-year old girl claiming an adult male...

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