Sex offender charged after lurking in children’s section of Kinston library

A registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday on two counts for being at the designated children’s section of the Kinston/Lenoir County Library.  
The incidents happened Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th at the library located on North Queen Street in Kinston.  

29-year-old Anthony Earl Briggs was charged with Sex Offender on a Child Premises which is a felony.  His bond was set at $30,000 secured.  He was also charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Resist Obstruct and Delay for an incident on North Queen St.  The bond for those charges was set at $3,000 secured.  

Briggs was convicted on Aug. 30, 2006 for a Sexual Act on a Child by Parent or Caretaker and 2nd Degree Sex Offense which requires him to register as a sex offender.  He was released from the N.C. Department of Correction in late 2014.  

Briggs was also charged with a Probation Violation and is under no bond on that charge.  

Original Story

The Kinston Department of Public Safety arrests a registered sex offender for drugs after reports he was acting suspicious at a local library.

KDPS tells 9 On Your Side Neuse Regional Library staff contacted them on Sunday around 2p.m. to report a man acting suspiciously inside the library.

When officers were dispatched to the library, they located the man, Anthony Briggs, walking away from the library.

During the investigation officers discovered Briggs was in possession of marijuana and was a registered sex offender.

The 29-year-old Kinston man was arrested and charged for drug possession.

KDPS tells 9 On Your Side Briggs may face more charges from this incident.

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