Sex offenders busted at business
Published 4:56 pm Saturday, November 1, 2008
Alabaster Police have arrested three sex offenders at one local business for not complying with offender registration laws, according to Deputy Chief Curtis Rigney.
Detectives with the criminal investigation division discovered Phillip Jason Webster, 36, of Birmingham was working as a sub-contractor with Innovative Courier Solutions at 180 Scotland Drive after previously being told he could not work there. Because the business is located near a facility with children, offenders are not allowed to work there.
“We had arrested Mr. Webster before and let him know he had to register with us and he could not work there,” Rigney said. “We also let the manager know (Webster) could not work there.”
After serving the search warrant at the business at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, police discovered two other offenders working as sub-contractors. Michael James Grimm, 36, of Arab was arrested and is being charged with prohibited residence location and notice of intent to change employment, and Kenneth Leslie Holcomb, 55, of Birmingham was arrested and is being charged with notice of intent to change employment. Webster is being charged with prohibited residence location and notice of intent to change employment. Grimm is being held on a $30,000 bond, while Holcomb is being held on $15,000 bond. Webster is being held without bond.
“We diligently monitor those registered sex offenders that live and work in Alabaster,” Detective Susan Peavy said in a statement. “Any registered sex offender not compliant by law will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. There are no second chances.”
Mark Rykowski, president of ICS, said his business takes this matter very seriously and is cooperating fully with local authorities. Rykowski said background checks came back clean on two of the three sub-contractors, and a manager was fired for allowing Webster to return.