Sheriff’s Office: Registered sex offender was on elementary school grounds


Pictured above: John Berry – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Friday, January 18, 2019 the Iredell County Sex Offender Registration Unit received information about Registered Sex Offender, John Paul Berry, entering a school property in Iredell County.

The information was forward to Deputy J. Adams. Deputies immediately responded to the school but were unable to located John Berry. During the investigation Deputy Adams interviewed witnesses in the area, and discovered John Berry walked onto the property of Celeste Henkel Elementary School.

An arrest warrant was taken out for John Paul Berry for Felony Sex Offender on Child Premises. John Berry is registered out of Alexander County. With assistance of Alexander County Probation, he was located at 20 Springfield Drive in Stony Point. He was taken into custody without incident.

He was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center and taken in front of Magistrate D. Chambers who issued a 15,000 dollar secured bond on this charge.

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