Sex offender arrested after being at restricted location



On Friday the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Paul Berry, 29, of Bennett Road and charged him with one felony count of sex offender being on a child premises, according to a police report.
The police report was filed on Feb. 12 with the Iredell Sheriff’s Office in reference to Berry, a registered sex offender, being at a restricted location in Statesville.
He was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center and placed under a $20,000 secured bond.
Berry was convicted in 2008 for indecent liberties with a minor and was placed on the offender registry.

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