Chadwicks, NY (WIBX) - A new address and a fake name did not puzzle New Hartford Police and US Marshals for long.

56-Year old Alvin Dan Riddle was arrested in Chadwicks after cops got an anonymous tip that he was living there under an alias.

Riddle is a convicted sex offender in Arkansas with a violent history and was required to notify authorities of any address changes. By not notifying police when he moved to a different state he violated the Adam Walsh Act.

Warrants for his arrest were active in Arizona, Washington State, and North Carolina.  He has been arrested in several other states as well and may be facing additional charges. The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center assisted New Hartford Police and US Marshals with the arrest on December 18, 2012.

Riddle was arrested in 1993 in Arkansas on carnal abuse charges involving an eight- year old.  His aliases allegedly include:

  • Altin Riddle
  • Alvin Dale Riddle
  • William J. Sikerston
  • William Joseph Sikerston
  • Dennis Waite

He is now facing up to ten years in federal prison.