Growing concern over two sex offenders living in Tuscumbia motel

Investigators, with the state fire marshal, conducted an inspection at the Four Way Inn on March 22 and they uncovered several fire code violations

Posted: Apr. 12, 2018 10:09 PM
Updated: Apr. 12, 2018 10:09 PM

There’s growing concern in Tuscumbia over two registered sex offenders possibly being forced out of the Four Way Inn motel in Colbert County.

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WAAY 31 learned the motel is not up to fire code standards.  Investigators, with the state fire marshal, conducted an inspection at the Four Way Inn on March 22 and they uncovered several fire code violations; because the building was not being used as it was designed.

The motel’s owner, Chester McKinney, is doing everything possible to relocate the two sex offenders living at the motel. However, it's not easy for sex offenders to pick up and move.

According to the state fire marshal's email, once the sex offenders move they plan on closing the facility to figure out how much work must be done to bring the motel into code compliance.

The four way inn motel is under a fire watch issued by the state fire marshal. They must have someone there 24-7, until everyone moves out, in case of a fire.

The motel owners have to pick up the tab for the fire watch surveillance.

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