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Sex offender working at Fayetteville's Dogwood Festival arrested

Timmy Lane Walters (Credit: NC Sex Offender Registry)

Cumberland County deputies have arrested a registered sex offender who was working for an amusement ride company at the Dogwood Festival in Fayetteville.

Timmy Lane Walters was on probation in Scotland County. Probation officers received a tip that Walters was working for Michaels Amusement, an amusement ride company based in Fayetteville. Walters was reportedly a ride operator for the company and had been working at Cross Creek Mall from April 7-17.

Detectives also found out Michaels Amusement was hired for the rides at Fayetteville's Dogwood Festival. Walters was found and arrested for his probation violation in Scotland County.

Cumberland County authorities charged Walters for Failure to Register his new address with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office when he moved to Cumberland County as required by the North Carolina Sex Offender Registration Law.

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