Sex Offender Arrested

A 49 year-old man on the NC Sex Offender Registry in Franklin County was arrested Monday in Johnston County.

Authorities said Darius Perry had been under investigation since March 30th.  The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said that’s when they received a report that Perry had moved from an address in Louisburg in Franklin County to a home on Topsail Island Drive, Garner in Johnston County.  Perry had reportedly been living in Johnston County for more than a year but never notified authorities of the change of address, a condition of his probation.

Perry was charged with failure to register an address as a sex offender, a felony. He was held in the Johnston County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond.

Perry has been on the sex offender registry since 2005 for an out-of-state conviction.