Deputies search for wanted Pender County sex offender

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a registered sex offender who they say violated his residency requirements.

Deputies say Nicholas William Barnhill, 31, is a registered sex offender who is in violation of residency requirements per his sex offender status. According to Captain James Rowell, his whereabouts are currently unknown since he left his Burgaw home sometime in October 2017. A felony warrant for his arrest is on file.

Rowell says “sex offenders are required to notify the sheriff within three days if they move within their registered county. If they move outside of their registered county, the requirement is that they report to the sheriff of the county they have moved to within 10 days. Barnhill did not report his move resulting in the violation that we are seeking him on.”

Contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at 910-259-1212 or your local law enforcement if you know any information.

Editor’s Note: Pender County Sheriff Office originally said Barnhill left his home in October 2016.

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