Sex offender found living on Carson-Newman University campus

Justin Shepard (source: TBI)

JEFFERSON CITY (WATE) – Jefferson City police arrested a man Thursday they say was a sex offender illegally living on the campus of Carson-Newman University.

Justin Lapale Shepard, 28, of Las Vegas, was found to be living with a female CNU student in Green Brier Apartments after a complaint reported to the Jefferson City Police Department and Carson-Newman Safety and Security.

Officers say Shepard is a convicted sex offender who had registered with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Officials also determined Shepard was living within 1,000 feet of a public park and child care facility.

Shepard has no affiliation with the university. He was arrested for being in violation of the Sex Offender Registry Act and taken to the Jefferson County Justice Center.

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