Registered sex offender in custody

Keith StrangeCivitas News Service

January 15, 2013

DOBSON — A 44-year-old Yadkin County man is behind bars in Surry County after taking up residence at a motel in Mount Airy and failing to register as a sex offender, Sheriff Graham Atkinson said.

Danny Ray Tilley was taken into custody Thursday night.

Atkinson said Tilley is a registered sex offender with a listed address in East Bend.

“We received a call from a probation officer doing a check on another sex offender,” he said.

The probation officer told police that Tilley was staying at the Starlite Motel in Mount Airy.

Further investigation revealed that Tilley had been living at the motel since Dec. 29, and had paid for the month of January.

Sheriff’s deputies obtained a warrant for Tilley’s arrest, and he was taken into custody on charges that he failed to register as a sex offender in Surry County.

Reach Keith Strange at kstrange@civitasmedia.com or 719-1929.