Busted: Local Sex Offenders Don’t Always Follow Rules
Published 12:00 am Friday, July 19, 2013
By Jackie Seabolt
Registered sex offenders in Davie County often aren’t abiding by the rules of their release into the community.
A recent check of 54 of the houses where they live brought a laundry list of charges, from drug and weapon possession to using social networking sites and visiting pornographic sites.
The Davie County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint sex offender compliance check July 9-10 with the US Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force, N.C. Department of Public Safety and the Davie County Probation Office.
Officers visited registered sex offenders throughout the county.
Fifty-four houses were searched and 17 criminal charges were filed and five offenders are facing probation violation charges.
There were 10 electronic devices seized which may lead to additional charges or probation violations when it is determined what content is on the devices.
Officers located drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons, and other material that these offenders are prohibited from possessing.
Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes stated that he is committed to ensuring that these offenders are complying with all of the rules that are set out for them after being required to register as a sex offender, and that his office will continue to randomly check on these offenders.
“The Davie County Summer Compliance Check is a great example of federal and local law enforcement agencies joining together for the betterment …