'Nationally wanted' sex offender arrested in Statesville

'Nationally wanted' sex offender arrested in Statesville

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A sex offender who had been wanted nationally by law enforcement agencies was arrested in Statesville, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

In September a warrant was obtained on registered sex offender Kyle Wayne Stutts for failure to notify address change with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

Stutts was placed in the Iredell County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List and was entered nationally as a Wanted Person.

This week, Sex Offender Compliance Deputy John Adams received a tip on a possible location for Stutts. Deputy Adams followed up on the information and located Stutts in the 300 block of Brookfield Drive in Statesville.

Kyle Stutts was placed under a $20,000 secured bond for failure to notify address change. Stutts also had additional warrants for possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and fictitious information to officer, and received an additional $10,000 secure bond on these charges.

Stutts was convicted in 2011 for indecent liberties with a minor and was placed on the Sex Offender Registry.

His criminal history includes: possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to notify change of address, felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, and two counts of failure to register as a sex offender, misdemeanor breaking and entering, larceny, resist public officer, and injury to personal property.

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