A registered sex offender was arrested last week for living somewhere other than his listed address.

Bobby Lee Minton Sr., 54, of Lippard Farm Road, was charged with sex offender failure to register in Iredell County and sex offender failure to notify address change in Alexander County. Bond was set at $8,500.

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell, in a press release, gave the following account of what led to Minton’s arrest:

On Oct. 2, the sex offender compliance unit received information from Detective D. Clanton of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office that Minton was possibly living in Iredell County although his registered address was in Alexander County.

Clanton told deputies in Iredell that Minton’s registered address was Raintree Park Drive in Hiddenite but he was living on Lippard Farm Road in Iredell. Clanton, along with Detective St. Clair from Alexander and Iredell Deputies C. James and B. Henderson, went to an address on Lippard Farm Road. Deputies with the ACSO went to the Raintree Park Drive address at the same time.

An investigation revealed Minton had been living at the address on Lippard Farm Road for about a month.

Minton’s criminal history includes felony indecent liberties with a child and failure to report new address change as a sex offender as well as misdemeanor assault on a female (three counts), school attendance law violation, resisting a public officer, trespassing and DWI.

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