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Yancey Obrian Tanner
courtesy of Alexander Co. Sheriff's Office

Taylorsville Man Charged with Failure to Register as Sex Offender

33-year-old Yancey Obrian Tanner of Taylorsville was arrested Monday and charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Tanner is on the sex-offender registry based on a 2011 conviction in Georgia for statutory rape. He served 10 years in prison for the offense. At last report, Tanner remained in the Alexander County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. He’ll appear in District Court on May 20. Tanner also has a Superior Court date scheduled for September 16 on two counts of felony failure to register as a sex offender.

[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story]