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Convicted sex offender charged after relocation



Staff Writer


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 Sheriff’s Lt. Lynn Baker said authorities issued the warrant in 2008 after learning that Horne hadn’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.

Horne’s currently being held in the Catawba County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.


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