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Pearl River County Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Gulfport, Miss. – Nathanael Cecil Hall, III, 38, of Pearl River County, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 6 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for failing to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), also known as the Adam Walsh Act, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and U.S. Marshal Mark Shepherd for the Southern District of Mississippi.  Hall was also ordered to pay a $3100 fine and special assessment.  Hall pled guilty before Judge Ozerden on June 18, 2020.  

In 2006, Hall was convicted of “Possession of Photographs, Film or other Representation that Knowingly Includes Sexual Conduct of a Child” in Hillsborough County, Florida.  As part of his sentence, Hall was required to register as a sex offender.  He also was required to notify/register with Florida officials if he moved away from the State of Florida. 

In March 2020, Hall, did not appear in person for his scheduled sex offender registration in Florida. In April 2020, the U.S. Marshals obtained information showing Hall had been in Picayune, Mississippi, during January and February 2020.  On May 8, 2020, the United States Marshal’s Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Hall in Picayune.  

U.S. Attorney Hurst commended the coordinated investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department in Florida.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris.

Updated September 24, 2020