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Sex offender charged tampering with GPS tracker

Posted January 20, 2011 9:01 a.m. EST

— A registered sex offender was charged Wednesday with tampering with his GPS tracking unit, Goldsboro police said.

Jeremy Allen Bryant, 28, of 1904 Lt. 13 N. William St., was put on the GPS unit and listed in the state Sex Offender Registry after finishing a 10-month sentence for 2008 convictions for misdemeanor sexual battery and felonious restraint, according to state Department of Correction records.

The state Division of Probation and Parole informed Goldsboro police on Tuesday that Bryant "interfered with the GPS unit's tracking function" seven times from last May to January. Police said that probation officers couldn't locate him on those occasions.

Police officers arresting him on Wednesday found that the device had been tampered with, authorities said.

Bryant was charged with seven counts of tampering with a device and placed in the Wayne County jail under a $100,000 secured bond.