Pearl River County man fails to register as sex offender

Nathanael Cecil Hall III, 37, of Pearl River County, Mississippi, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to failing to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), also known as the Adam Walsh Act, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and U.S. Marshal Mark Shepherd for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Hall will be sentenced by Judge Ozerden on September 24, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in Gulfport.  He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, and 5 years to life of supervised release.

In 2006, Hall was convicted of “Possession of Photographs, Film or other Representation that Knowingly Includes Sexual Conduct of a Child” in Hillsborough County, Florida.  As part of his sentence, Hall was required to register as a sex offender.  He also was required to notify/register with Florida officials if he moved away from the State of Florida.

In March 2020, Hall did not appear in person for his scheduled sex offender registration in Florida, and it was determined that he had absconded.  A full extradition arrest warrant was issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for failure to renew his sex offender registration.  The U.S. Marshals Service in the Middle District of Florida was advised by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that Hall had absconded from supervision and appeared to have departed the State of Florida.

In April 2020, the U.S. Marshals obtained information showing Hall had been in Picayune, Mississippi, during January and February 2020.  After an investigation, members of the USMS Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force traveled to Picayune on May 8, 2020, to locate and arrest Hall.  Hall was arrested without incident based on the Florida State Arrest Warrant.  He was transported to the Pearl River County Sherriff’s Office, where he was charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Mississippi.  He was held at the Pearl River County Adult Detention Facility until he was released to the U.S. Marshals Service after a federal criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued.  A multi-jurisdiction investigation, coordinated by the U.S. Marshals, showed that Hall failed to fulfill his registration requirement in Florida, and traveled interstate to Mississippi.

Law enforcement records document that Nathanael Cecil Hall, III, also has been known by, or has had attributed to him, the following names or name variations:  Nathanael Cecil Paul Hall, III, Nathanael Hall, and Satanica.

U.S. Attorney Hurst commended the coordinated investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department in Florida.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris.