SMITHFIELD – A man on the NC Sex Offender Registry was arrested by Smithfield Police. On November 22 around 3:45pm, police said they observed Michael Scott Serevino sitting on a picnic table near the boat ramp and GreenWay Trail on North Front Street drinking a beer. Police said there were children present with their families.
Serevino, age 40, of Smithfield, is a registered sex offender. He was arrested for violation of a town ordinance against open containers and for being a registered sex offender in an area where minors frequent.
According to the Sex Offender Registry, Serevino was convicted out-of-state in October 2009 for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Sexual Motive involving an 8 year-old victim. Serevino was imprisoned until October 2020 when he was released.
Serevino was held in the Johnston County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond.