Police: Sex offender failed to register


HAMLET — A local sex offender recently caught another felony charge — for something police say he didn’t do.

Police arrested 29-year-old Jordan Andrew Kemp on June 10 for failing to register his Walnut Avenue address with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, according to a magistrate’s order.

The N.C. Sex Offender Registry shows Kemp’s address was verified on May 8 as 158 Lances Run in Hamlet.

He was charged with failure to register as a sex offender and jailed under a $10,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court July 9.

Kemp served one year behind bars after he was convicted in Gaston County on two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2010, according to the registry.

At the time of the incident, May 14, 2010, Kemp was 24 years old. However, there is no age reported for the victim.

His minimum registration period is listed as 10 years.

Online court records show Kemp is facing charges of traffic infractions, including no operator’s license, in Union County.

Prior to his 2010 conviction, Kemp was found guilty the previous year on felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny of more than $1,000, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction. He served 3½ months for those crimes.

William R. Toler