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Marcus Detonio Barnes
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Connelly Springs Man Charged With Failure To Change Address As Sex Offender

44-year-old Marcus Detonio Barnes of Miller Bridge Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (June 17) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony failure to report a change of address as a sex offender.

Barnes is on the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry as a result of a conviction in Nash County. He was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor on April 15, 1999 in connection to a crime committed against in January, 1997. Barnes served one year, eight months in jail following the conviction. He’s registered as a sex offender with the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office.

Barnes was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Monday at an address on Miller Bridge Road in Connelly Springs. He was brought to the Burke County Jail under $1,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for June 24.