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UPDATE: Missing Carteret County sex offender located

Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 3:42 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2021 at 11:05 AM EDT
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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies say that a missing Carteret County sex offender has been found.

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office says that Robert Springle was found staying at a home with a friend in Morehead City.

Deputies say that Springle is not facing charges at this time.

March 29th:

Deputies are urging people to be on the lookout for a missing sex offender who apparently is walking back to Carteret County on U.S. 70.

They warn you not to pick up Robert Springle if you happen to see him.

Carteret County deputies say Springle left his group home in Kelford, Bertie County. They say he was reportedly spotted this afternoon on U.S. 70 in Kinston and is possibly en route back to Carteret County.

The man is required to notify deputies of any new address that he plans to stay at, according to deputies.

The 68-year-old is 5′10″, 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who spots Springle should call 911, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 728-8400 or Carteret County Communications at (252) 726-1911.

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