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Wayne sex offenders get visits by US marshals, deputies

Posted June 29, 2011
Updated June 30, 2011

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— U.S. marshals and Wayne County deputies made house calls to 174 of the county’s registered sex offenders Wednesday and found that at least 18 had committed violations, authorities said.

"Some of them may have stipulations of where they can live – how close to a school, whether they can be around children or not," Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said.

Forty marshals and deputies participated in "Operation Double Star," which sought to make sure offenders’ names and addresses are registered with the sheriff’s office. Teams also made sure offenders were actually living at the address.

"Each team consists of a deputy and marshal, so they learned how each other works. And that will enhance us working together in the future," said U.S. Marshal Scotty Parker.

Authorities said they found that some of the offenders have died, while others were in prison. 

Six people were charged with failing to report changing their address. They were all placed in the Wayne County jail under separate $10,000 secured bonds.

  • Wayne County deputies, US Marshals  check on sex offenders Wayne County deputies, US Marshals check on sex offenders David Earl Simmons, 31, of 503 Third St. in Goldsboro; convicted of kidnapping a minor and crimes against nature in 2001
  • Ronquel Damar Kennon, 23, of 590 New Hope Road in Goldsboro; convicted of sexual battery in 2009
  • Felix Acevedo Jr., 40, of 109 Heather Glenn Drive in Goldsboro; convicted of attempted sexual abuse of 8- and 10-year-old girls in New York City in 2000
  • Antwan Lamar Blackwell, 30, of 311 Denmark St. in Goldsboro; convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in 2000
  • Rodney Laneil Becton, 28, 112 Washington Ave. in Mount Olive; convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in 2002
  • Willie Mozel McClary, 40, 801 Royal Ave. in Goldsboro; convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in 2008

Authorities are also searching for 12 sex offenders who have either failed to register or left the area without notifying law enforcement.

Winders praised the efforts of the U.S. marshals and sheriff's deputies.

"This will not be the only time we execute a compliance check like this. We will be doing more of them in the future," he said.

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  • YourMom Jul 1, 2011

    Way to go Wayne County!!! Now let's do this across America!

  • fayncmike Jul 1, 2011

    "Funny how they can find sex offenders but can't seem to find 20,000,000 illegals. whatusay

    That's because obama and the DOJ has told them to back off. election time is coming and the votes of these folks are needed."

    That's really funny. I can just imagine the president sitting at his desk calling around the country telling all the various enforcement people to back off concerning illegal immigrants.

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 30, 2011

    Good job. Other county need to follow suit. Prevention is alway the best.

  • Qwerty27807 Jun 30, 2011

    It's nice to see police making organized efforts against something besides "The War on Drugs".

  • canbbot Jun 30, 2011

    Way to go Wayne CO. Other counties should follow suit!

  • tiredofgovtwaste Jun 30, 2011

    Funny how they can find sex offenders but can't seem to find 20,000,000 illegals.
    whatusay

    That's because obama and the DOJ has told them to back off. election time is coming and the votes of these folks are needed.

  • cweaver1000 Jun 30, 2011

    Good thing the Marshals check on them, if convicted of such a crime they should implant some kind of GPS on them, I could think of a couple of places they could attach it to.

  • mochabrown Jun 30, 2011

    They can find the illegals. These illegals are the one doing their jobs, but they are getting the big bucks...so they don't really want to mess with that right now. But when those illegals start committing crimes against them, then they will want to act.

  • davido Jun 30, 2011

    Wayne sex offenders get visits by US marshals, deputies

    Why do they always pick on Wayne? What about all the other sex offenders named Fred, Joe, or Bob?

  • mochabrown Jun 30, 2011

    They need to list the names of those who have not reported their new addresses.....at least three that I know of that didn't report their addresses. I sent tips after tips...

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