Sex Offender originally convicted for incident with a child, found to be living near a daycare in Murfreesboro

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A registered Sex Offender was arrested in Murfreesboro after allegedly lying to police about his name. 44-Year old Anthony Lynn Emerson was apprehended within 950-feet of a day care center located at North Church Street in Murfreesboro. When the man was first questioned, he allegedly told police his name was Tony Santana. That proved to be false.

It didn't take long for police to learn his true identity and to find out that he was not supposed to be near any daycare's. A National Crime and Information Center check showed that Emerson was a sex offender who failed to report a recent change of address due to his current employment with a construction company. That change of address landed him within 950-feet of "Happy Day Care," one street over.

Emerson evidently moved to Murfreesboro from Huntsville, Alabama. In 2011, he was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. Reports indicate the victim when the crime was committed, was 10-years old.


Emerson was charged with Violation of the Sex Offender Registry, Violation of Residential Restrictions and Criminal Impersonation. He currently remains jailed and has not made bond.



Murfreesboro Police Arrest Report #14-21749
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

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