Two registered sex offenders in Craven County pled guilty to charges of violating the terms of their sex offender registration requirements.
In Craven County Superior Court, Antonio Dion Wright, 33, of Cove City, pled guilty to two counts of being a Registered Sex Offender on Child Premises. He was sentenced to a prison term of 20-33 months and is required to re-register as a Sex Offender after serving his prison sentence.
Alexander Peace, 42, formerly of Vanceboro, pled guilty to one count of Failing to Report a New Address as a Sex Offender. He was sentenced to a prison term of 33 to 49 months and is required to re-register as a Sex Offender after serving his prison sentence.
Prosecutors say Antonio Dion Wright is not allowed to go on school property or to be within 300 feet of any location primarily intended for the use of minors when minors are present there. Craven County Sheriff’s deputies discovered that, in December 2018, Wright was on the property of H.J. MacDonald Middle School in New Bern for 10 minutes as he was riding with someone who was dropping off an item for a child at the school.
Deputies say later that afternoon, Wright went to the Craven County Public Library in New Bern. and was approximately 66 feet from the entrance to the children’s section of the library, where children present as Wright was in the library.
Wright was then arrested and charged with two counts of being a Registered Sex Offender on Child Premises.
Prosecutors say after Hurricane Florence, Craven County Sheriff’s deputies went to Peace’s listed address in Vanceboro, but the home was empty. Peace told deputies he was trying to find a new home, and later told them he had moved back into his old home in Vanceboro. When deputies tried to find him there in December, a resident of the home said Peace had not lived there since before Hurricane Florence hit the area.
Peace was then arrested and charged with Failing to Report a New Address as a Sex Offender.