Registered sex offender arrested after multiple visits to a business that provides activities for children

Last Updated on May 4, 2023 9:46 am

On April 28th, 2023, at 12:12 p.m., officers with the Boone Police Department’s Patrol Division were contacted by a local business which provides activities for children.  The business advised a male had visited the location twice.  Business representatives became suspicious of the male as a result of their interactions.  Responding officers were able to identify the suspicious male as Joshua Mitchell Vorndran of 40 Goshen Lane, Youngsville North Carolina.  During the investigation, officers learned that Mr. Vorndran was convicted of offenses of a sexual nature in 2018, and was a registered sex offender.  Boone officers and members of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate Mr. Vorndran in the area.   

Officers determined that Mr. Vorndran’s presence on the premises, as a registered sex offender, was illegal.  As a result, Officers obtained warrants on Mr. Vorndran for two counts of § 14-208.18, a sex offender unlawfully on the premises that is intended primarily for the use of minors.  

Boone Police investigators were able to locate Mr. Vorndran on Mertie Road in Wilkes County.  Boone Police investigators made contact with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the investigation.  Boone Police investigators and Wilkes County deputies made contact with Mr. Vorndran on Mertie Road in Wilkes County.  Mr. Vorndran was subsequently arrested by the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office for his outstanding warrants.  Mr. Vorndran was placed in the Wilkes County Jail with a $25,000 secured bond.

The Boone Police Department would like to thank the investigators and patrol deputies with the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office and the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.  

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