MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Columbia authorities are searching for a sex offender they say has absconded.
Robert Dial is wanted on charges of violating the sex offender registry for failing to report changes of information as required by the state and federal laws.
According to the registry, Dial is considered a violent offender who was convicted in 2001 of attempted sexual battery.
He has tattoos on both his upper right and left arms as well as his back.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 931-560-1670 or Maury County CrimeStoppers at 931-381-4900.