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Fayetteville man held for mental evaluation

Posted May 14, 2010

— A Fayetteville was taken into custody Thursday night after neighbors reported him roaming the area with a BB gun and a knife, police said.

Earl Sheldon Sorenson, 40, is registered sex offender with a history of mental illness, family members said.

He was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for evaluation.


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  • lifeline May 14, 2010

    I agree WCUMOM I think it is really unfair for him and his family. Not everyone knows the complete truth of what is going on

  • wcumom May 14, 2010

    This not professional to put someone's mental status on the news when all you are going on it rumors and not fact!

  • Glass Half Full May 14, 2010

    See Chart - I was referring back to the story earlier in the week about a sub division in Cary throwing a fit because a sex offender had moved in with his girlfriend and her child. We all have them living amongst us. We have to be pro active and teach our children how and what to do in the event they are approached. This guy has lived among us for many years. He's had a melt down. As we always have and continue to do we watch our neighborhood children, not just our own. This guy was threatening folks. The police had to act in the interest of public safety. We didn't "make him uncomfortable enough that he'd want to move" like the folks in Cary are talking about doing with their new neighbor.

  • See Chart May 14, 2010

    Glass half full sadly represents what one wishes
    to do with the mentally ill ,put them away some place else like
    folks in Cary are not humans and family people themselves.

    Yes! give your misery to somebody else to handle.

  • Glass Half Full May 14, 2010

    Big sigh of relief. The neighborhood kids will be happy this afternoon. They weren't real happy about being locked down yesterday afternoon but they understood. He's been acting more weird than usual for about a week now. Hey Cary, how about having this guy living in your neighborhood!