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Registered sex offender charged after attending the Columbus County fair

Michael D. Wright Jr. (Source: Columbus County Sheriff's Office) Michael D. Wright Jr. (Source: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Columbus County deputies arrested a registered sex offender Sunday and charged him with attending the county fair in Whiteville knowing that minors would be present.

According to officials, Michael D. Wright Jr., 33, of Tabor City, was arrested on fairgrounds and charged with sex offender on a child premise. He was given a $5,000 bond.

Wright's first court appearance is Monday.

According to online records, Wright, who was 16 years old at the time, was convicted in Columbus County in October 2000 of two counts of indecent liberties with a child. 

He was released in March 2001.

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