Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Arrested

Lynyrd Skynrd's original drummer was arrested Monday for failing to properly register as a sex offender.

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Lynyrd Skynrd's original drummer was arrested last Monday by the St. John's County, Fla. Sheriff's Department for failing to properly register as a sex offender, reports TMZ.com. The former drummer for the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Thomas Delmer Pyle, aka Artimus Pyle, 59, of Asheville, North Carolina, was booked Monday after he came to the sheriff's office to speak with detectives about a 1993 conviction. Pyle pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim under the age of 12, and principal to lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 16 years old. He was sentenced to eight years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. TMZ obtained charging documents in which Pyle explains the reason for not registering his address is that he "travels a lot." Read more at this location.

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    Decembero
    wait..... he pleaded guilty in 1993.... this is 2007. wtf. he decides NOW to walk into the sheriffs office? anyone else find that weird? not to mention the acts he commited!
    KingGohma
    I love how everyones like "WOW, HE RAPED A CHILD! THATS REALLY FUNNY! I CAN THINK OF NOTHING MORE AMUSING THAN CHILD ABUSE". It's pretty shameful, what he did.
    Zero-Hartman
    MAYNARD wrote: Ace5gt wrote: He wasn't Skynyrd original drummer, nor is he the current drummer. So the headline is very misleading. But he was the drummer during the glory days. It't like sayin you can't call Steve Gaines a "Skynyrd guitarist"
    Steve Gaines is my favourite guitarist of Skynyrd
    JimiHendrix11
    I cant believe it. Singer dies and now this. this band rocks but without the original singer it isnt Lynrd Skynrd.
    Rtard_GWARRIOR
    He's been pretty ****ed up since the plain crash when Van Zant died. along with half the band.
    dethskar0
    So he attempted sexual battery on someone under 12 and lewd and lascivious acts to someone under 16? Fuck that guy.
    bmarlatt1685
    MAYNARD wrote: Ace5gt wrote: He wasn't Skynyrd original drummer, nor is he the current drummer. So the headline is very misleading. But he was the drummer during the glory days. It't like sayin you can't call Steve Gaines a "Skynyrd guitarist"
    No, he wasn't. He didn't join them until Nuthin' Fancy which was after Pronounced Leh-nerd Skeh-nerd and Second Helping. Bob Burns did most of the well known stuff.
    9badarv
    it's like saying "the band is cool together, but by themselves are pretty messed up"
    classicrocker10
    i remember reading in their bio how ****ed up he was. said something bout him seein the exorcist and he was never the same after watchin it. they said he went crazy...i'd say they were right. he tried to **** a 16 year old! he was almost 50 when he did it!
    MAYNARD
    Ace5gt wrote: He wasn't Skynyrd original drummer, nor is he the current drummer. So the headline is very misleading.
    But he was the drummer during the glory days. It't like sayin you can't call Steve Gaines a "Skynyrd guitarist"
    Ace5gt
    He wasn't Skynyrd original drummer, nor is he the current drummer. So the headline is very misleading.
    eetfuk58
    thats really gross and really funny. never really cared about the members of lynyrd skynyrd but they definitely have some great songs.