Crime

Convicted N.J. sex offender moved to Charlotte, didn’t tell police

Tracey Twitty
Tracey Twitty Mecklenburg County jail

Authorities arrested a man on Wednesday who failed to register as a convicted sex offender after moving to Charlotte from New Jersey.

Tracey Twitty, 55, was convicted in 1997 in Essex County, N.J., of kidnapping and sexual assault while armed, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Twitty was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Although he was released in 2015 without supervision, he was required to register with the state where he was living, according to the Marshals Service.

Twitty was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force and jailed on $20,000 bail.

The task force includes the U.S. Marshals Service, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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