The Roane County Sheriff’s Department processed a convicted sex offender at the jail yesterday (Sept. 16, 2020). Jerry C. Beckett, age 48, was charged with failure to register in the county as an offender. Beckett was later released on bond. He was ordered onto the registry after his conviction out of state for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. Beckett is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Roane County General Sessions December 15, 2020.