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54-year-old man arrested on violations of Sex Offender Registry

RUFFIN, NC – Monday at around 10:30 AM, Armando Chico, 54, was arrested by Rockingham County Sheriff's Deputies on charges of Failure to Register Address in compliance with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry law and Sex Offender on a Child Premises, namely Lincoln Elementary School.

According to witness statements, Chico was on the property of Lincoln Elementary School located at 2660 Oregon Hill Road in Ruffin, NC on November 29, which is a violation of North Carolina General Statute 14-208.18(A). Chico had reportedly transported his daughter, Priscilla Smith to the school on that date. Smith was arrested by Rockingham County Sheriff's Deputies at the school on November 29 on outstanding arrest warrants.

Armando Chico was placed in the Rockingham County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on December 6.

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