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Convicted sex offender allegedly takes on new identity

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Police in Burnside say officers pulled over a suspected drunk driver, traveling the wrong way on US 27 the night of December 4th. They say the man told police he was 50-year-old Peter Overly of Richmond.

Detective Douglas Boyd with Kentucky State Police says, "He gives police a valid drivers license and also has a valid Social Security card."

Police take him to the Pulaski County Jail, with no reason to think he's anyone other than who he says he is. As part of the procedure they attempt to take his fingerprints, but he refuses.

"We've got this guy in jail, who refuses to be fingerprinted which raises concerns with us, why this guy doesn't want to be fingerprinted?" says Boyd.

When they finally do get the prints police say they realize things are not as they seem. Boyd says, "This is not Peter Overly, Peter Overly is his alias, his real name is Mark Robinson."

According to the Detective, Robinson is a wanted man, and has been since 2008. Police say that was the last time Robinson showed up on the sex offender registry.

Detective Boyd says, "Mark Robinson is a subject who was previously charged with being a non-compliant sex offender in Oklahoma."

In 1989 Robinson was convicted on a rape charge from Clark County. Now he faces more charges. Police say in addition to drinking and driving and not registering with the sex offender registry, they also plan to charge him with identity theft.

Police say he confessed to changing his identity during an interview with Detective Boyd. Boyd also says if Robinson had never refused to get fingerprints taken, he may have posted bond and continued to live someone else's life.

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