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Sex offender sought in Fayetteville maiming, assault

Posted October 13, 2013
Updated October 14, 2013

— The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to find a registered sex offender who allegedly beat his girlfriend and bit off her ear in Fayetteville.

Luther Paul Whittington Jr., 31, of 2615 Dinsmore Drive, is wanted on charged of maiming, first-degree burglary,  assault on a female, assault on a child and assault inflicting serious injury in the presence of a minor.

The victim told deputies that Whittington broke into her home through a living room window on Friday evening. After she and her two young daughters hid in the bathroom, Whittington found them and began punching and kicking the woman while her children tried to help her, investigators said. 

Whittington is black, wears his hair in long dreadlocks and has a tattoo on his right arm of the name "TIKA." He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 145 pounds. 

He is believed to be driving a blue 1991 four-door Honda Accord.

Anyone with information on Whittington's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 910-323-1500. Investigators asked the public not to approach him; he should be considered dangerous.


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  • justabumer Oct 14, 2013

    Ain't love grand.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 14, 2013

    The girlfriend should be charged for endangering those children and they should be removed from her "care."

  • mac240 Oct 14, 2013

    You have two young daughters, why would you date a registered sex offender!

  • tobywilliamson1973 Oct 14, 2013

    Scubagirl: Great catch.

  • AX MAN Oct 14, 2013

    Sounds like he may be related to Mike Tyson.

  • Scubagirl Oct 14, 2013

    when you catch him this time KEEP HIM please........

    and to whomever is editing/proof reading these articles: 'on charged of maiming' you really need to do better, do you not take pride in your work?

  • Obamacare is here Oct 14, 2013

    He should be put down.

  • jaydosse Oct 14, 2013

    What other crimes will this sex offender need to commit before he is put away permanently???