Registered sex offender, Kentucky parole absconder arrested in Chocowinity

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies arrested a registered sex offender and parole absconder wanted in Kentucky but living in Chocowinity.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said a tip from the Washington Police Department led to the arrest of 46-year-old Carlton Tucker Freeman of Louisville, Kentucky. Freeman, who was living on Hwy 33 East of Chocowinity, was a registered sex offender and a parole absconder wanted by the State of Kentucky.

Freeman resisted arrest when deputies attempted to take him into custody. He was subdued and arrested, however. Freeman who was also charged with Resisting, Delaying and or Obstructing an Officer and ordered held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $505,000 secured bond.

Freeman now faces extradition back to Kentucky.

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