Why is it that New Hanover County leads the State in sex offenders that have failed to verify their address? Why are 12 sex offenders missing in New Hanover County? Charlotte's Mecklenburg County has 11 missing, Pender has one, Brunswick two and Onslow County has zero missing. Information obtained from the State Sex Offender website.
Sex offenders frequently re-offend. The mother of one of Ellis Steele Guy's child victims is fearful that Guy will do just that, re-offend, in fact she guarantees it and I do too. Mr. Guy has repeatedly failed to verify his address. His punishment did not fit his crime, he is arrogantly in defiance of the laws by not following them to the letter and yet he was not charged the last time he failed to verify his address. Neither was Brian Dalton Rivenbark who was also living somewhere other than where he said he was living. Rivenbark was discovered, by WPD Officer Krumpler, by alert police work, to be living in New Hanover County rather than Pender County where he was listed as residing. Entering New Hanover County and failing to register is a crime that should have caused Rivenbark to be arrested by the Sheriff of New Hanover County. Instead he was given grace and a month or two later he was shot and killed while attempting to rob a video poker speakeasy. Joseph Edward Duncan III is charged with killing three people as he kidnapped an 8 year old girl and her brother. The brother's body was ultimately found in an out of the way place. The girl was found alive by alert citizens that recognized her from a missing poster one month after her disappearance. Duncan used to speak out on his website looking for forgiveness for the brutal rape and torture of a 14 year old boy. Duncan was convicted for that crime and served time for it. For years Duncan swore he would not re-offend and yet he did, perhaps many times killing at least one of his victims.
So why does New Hanover County have 12 missing sex offenders?
You will have to contact Sheriff Sid Causey, the man in charge of knowing exactly where these sex offenders are. Ask him if it is safe, ask him if any or all 12 of those missing sex offenders pose less a threat than the homeless man he made a big deal out of and ran off the other day, ask him if he can assure you that everything is being done to locate those offenders.
Sheriff Causey can be reached at 910-341-4200 or by email at SCausey@nhcgov.com