A registered sex offender in Greenville is facing new charges in part because he's been living incredibly close to an elementary school.
Police say that 31-year-old Lee Boyd has been living near the back entrance of Sadie Saulter Elementary School on Myrtle Street in West Greenville.
State law says registered sex offenders can't live within 1,000 feet of a school.
Friday morning, Boyd was booked in the Pitt County Jail for this residence violation, along with failing to report change of address, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and larceny charges. His bond is set at $52,500.
The state sex offender registry shows Boyd's most recent address before living on Myrtle St. was on Candlewood Dr. in Greenville. That location is about 1,700 feet away from Greenville Christian Academy on Greenville Blvd. Though he was close, Boyd was not in violation of state law when he lived near Greenville Christian Academy.