Petty was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals after surrendering himself to federal authorities on Wednesday for failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California after relocating from New York, Fox News can confirm.
Per TMZ, Petty’s legal problems started in November after being pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Department during a traffic stop. At the time, authorities determined Petty was a registered sex offender in New York state but he had not registered in California, the outlet reported.
Records from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department obtained by Fox News indicate that Petty was arrested in November of 2019 by the Beverly Hills Police Department but do not state the charges brought against him. He was released on a $20,000 bond.On Wednesday, the 41-year-old made his initial court appearance at 2 p.m., which included his bond hearing and arraignment, the U.S. Attorney’s Office told Fox News.