A man convicted of a sex crime more than 25 years ago is currently behind bars for allegedly failing to notify authorities of a change of address.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested James Robert Horne, 50, of 4071 Highway 16, on Monday and served him with a warrant from Catawba County.
Catawba County Sheriffâ€™s Lt. Lynn Baker said authorities issued the warrant in 2008 after learning that Horne hadnâ€™t been living at the address he registered with them.
That same year he was entered into the National Crime Information Center website, Baker said. “They have to keep a current address with us,” Baker said.
According to the North Carolina Department of Correction website, Horne was sentenced to 36 years in prison following a conviction of second-degree sex offense in Buncombe County in September 1986. He was released 12 years later.
Horneâ€™s currently being held in the Catawba County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.