A homeless sex offender seen begging for money has been apprehended for failing to properly register on the Sex Offender Registry. Milvern James Hoss, who is listed as a “Violent” offender, was charged in 1992 with aggravated sexual battery.
Kristin Helm with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, told WGNS, “Under state law, sex offenders are classified as either a violent sexual offender or a sexual offender depending on what they are convicted of. Certain offenses fall under violent sexual offender and others under sexual offender. Typically, a violent sexual offender has been convicted of a more serious or aggravating offense. They are required to register for life. A sexual offender has been convicted of an offense less aggravating and can apply to be taken off the registry after 15 years."
Hoss was listed as a top ten most wanted person in Rutherford County prior to his arrest.The police report that WGNS obtained stated that Hoss was arrested after police spotted him holding a sign, begging for money at Mall Circle Drive at Old Fort Parkway.
Suspect goes by the following alias:
JAMES MILVERN HOSS, JIM MILVERN HOSS, MELVEIN JAMES HOSS