Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer arrested in NC

ASHEVILLE -- A former drummer for rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has been arrested for not properly registering as a sex offender in North Carolina. Investigators say Artimus Pyle had moved to Asheville but never registered. He posted a $10,000 bond earlier this week. The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in 1993 on charges including attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger than 12. He was sentenced to eight years of probation and designated as a sex offender.

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See that is the problem here this man admitted to violating a child and all he got was probation. Reguardless of who he is or what he did for a living or who he worked with he should have went to jail for what he did.That is one of the problems with all of these famous people they get away with everything.But make one of them pull some hard time for the crimes they commit and mabey just mabey they would get the picture.Dont get me wrong I Love Lynyrd Skynyrd but this man was in the wrong all the way around and he needs to be punished.
He was charged with sexual battery against TWO girls, ages 4 and 8 in Florida. He made a plea deal for probation so the kids wouldn't have to go through a trial. Gee wasn't that nice. I wouldn't say he is famous as far as Hollywood famous and the stars there that get away with murder (OJ). But I guess he had the money for a good attorney. Pyle was not with LS very long but he was with them when their plane crashed. I met him in 81 when he sat in for a drummer in a band my ex was in at a small bar in Charlotte. He was creepy then. Apparently he is creepy period. If he did what he is accused of he should be in jail. You would think to keep the law off his butt he would at least register when he moves. duh. Would be nice if the neighbors KNEW he was a sex offender.