Murphy, NC— Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 08th, 2016 arrest of 30-year-old Seth Michael Tate, of Murphy, North Carolina and 37-year-old Noah Emmanuel Metro of Andrews, North Carolina for violations of the sex offender registry.
On or about April 4th, 2016, Patrol Deputies and Investigators were conducting Sex Offender verification checks in Cherokee County. Information had been made known that both Tate and Metro were in violations of the provisions of the sex offender registry and were arrested on warrants.
Information collected during the registration process indicated that Tate registered for an out of state conviction involving a child under 12. Tate was arrested at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and later made secure $20,000 bond awaiting a April 27th, 2016 District Court date.
Information collected during the registration process indicated that Metro registered for an sex offense in 2000 involving children under the age of 12. Metro was arrested at his Andrews, North Carolina residence. Metro is currently being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center under a $20,000 secure bond awaiting a April 27th, 2016 District Court date.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “Some people look at these as technical violations of the law. Technical or not the laws and procedures to monitor sex offenders are clear and these individuals are aware of their duties and requirements. Each of the children who the protection acts were named after had horrific tragedies happen to them. It is our resolve to protect our community and children to the best of our abilities.”
Sheriff Palmer encourages any one that has information on this crime or any other 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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