Sex offender charged again


A Roseboro resident is behind bars under a sizable bond after the man, who is a registered sex offender, was allegedly on the campus at Roseboro Elementary School.

Brandon Keefe Hodges, 22, of 192 Doc Highsmith Lane, Roseboro, was charged with a parole violation, specifically sex offender on child premises.. Hodges was reportedly arrested at his Doc Highsmith residence and placed under $1 million bond for the charge.

According to N.C. General Statute, it is unlawful for a sex offender to knowingly be “on the premises of any place intended primarily for the use, care, or supervision of minors, including, but not limited to, schools, children’s museums, child care centers, nurseries, and playgrounds,” or “at any place where minors gather for regularly scheduled educational, recreational or social programs.”

Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said Hodges was in violation of that statute.

“The suspect is on probation and is a registered sex offender. Because of his sex offender status, he is not allowed on the school’s campus. It was reported that he visited Roseboro Elementary School and as a result he was charged,” said Smith. “No contact with any students was made on campus by the suspect.”

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Hodges has a lengthy criminal record, dating back to a conviction of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2009. He served eight months in prison as a result of that conviction.

Convictions of breaking and entering and larceny followed in 2012, as well as a separate convictions of assault with a deadly weapon and assault inflicting serious injury in 2013.

He was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in 2014 and was released from prison earlier this year, court records show.