Sex offender arrested in Gadsden

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - A convicted sex offender was arrested after failing to register with Gadsden police.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, in a statement Friday to FOX6 News, said Steven Richard Surdick, 39, of Gadsden, was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender.

Sheriff Entrekin said Surdick was arrested during a traffic stop in Attalla when he voluntarily stated he was registered sex offender in Escambia County, Florida.  Attalla Police then contact the Etowah County Sheriff's Office regarding Surdick's failure to register as a sex offender in Etowah County.

Sheriff Entrekin said Surdick had been living in the 300 block of North 6th Place in Gadsden for more than two weeks.  He was charged with not registering with the Community Notification Act, a felony, and faced additional charges from the city of Gadsden and Escambia County, Fla., for failing to register with the Community Notification Act.

He was being held Friday at the Etowah County Detention Center.