The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
Murphy , NC — Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the November 16th , 2017 arrest of 39-year-old Jason Boyd Parker for violations of the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry .
In June of 2017, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was made aware that Parker, a registered sex offender, was not living at his registered address as he was required to do. Following an investigation which included monitoring of reported address of Parker, it was determined that he was not living at the address that he had reported and had falsified paperwork in conjunction with his failures. The case was presented to the November 2017 Grand Jury who handed down a two count indictment for Failing to Notify of a Change of Address and Falsification of Forms.
Parker was arrested at his latest reported address without incident and brought to the Cherokee County Detention Center where the North Carolina Magistrate set a $20,000.00 unsecure bond and a December 11th , 2017 court date .
Sheriff Palmer stated, “ This is not the first issue we have had with Parker failing to follow his duties in conjunction with the Sex Offender Registry. Ensuring the safety of our community from offenders is a task that we take very seriously and will continue to work to maintain compliance of those individuals who are required to register for sex offenses . ”
Sheriff Palmer encourages any one that has information to report it. To report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at email@example.com or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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