Dennis Goodman, 53, of Pisgah Drive in Canton, North Carolina failed to register as a Sex Offender. Upon hearing there was a warrant issued for his arrest, Goodman turned himself in to the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department.
North Carolina law requires sex offenders who have been convicted of certain offenses to register with their county sheriff. The sheriff collects information from the offender and court documents. The sheriff then enters the information into the Registry database. This information is available on a county wide basis at the sheriff’s office. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation takes certain information submitted by the sheriffs in all 100 counties in the state and makes it available to the public via the Sex Offender Registry website. Failure to register as a Sex Offender is a Class F Felony.