Polk arrests Wisconsin man for sex offender violation

Published 6:08 pm Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a registered sex offender out of Wisconsin last week who purchased a home in Tryon within 800 feet of Tryon Elementary School and without notifying authorities that he was relocating.

Danny Lee Maxey, 55, of 419 Hidden Hill Road, Tryon was arrested and charged with felony sex offender residence violation, according to sheriff reports.

Danny Maxey

Danny Maxey

Det. BJ Bayne said Maxey is a registered sex offender out of Wisconsin and he failed to notify Wisconsin authorities that he was moving and failed to notify Polk County authorities that he relocated, which is against the law. Registered sex offenders are also not allowed to live within 1,000 feet of a school.

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Maxey purchased the Hidden Hill Road home on June 5, which is less than 800 feet from Tryon Elementary.

Maxey was released from the Polk County Jail after posting a $10,000 bond and was not allowed to return to the Hidden Hill Road home, according to Bayne. Maxey will also face charges in Wisconsin for not notifying authorities he was relocating.

Registered sex offenders have to follow strict guidelines and are monitored to ensure they are residing in their registered locations. A registered sex offender must notify the county he/she resides in where they are relocating and is required to notify authorities in the new location that they moved there. Maxey was required to notify Polk County of his relocation within three days of moving.

Maxey is a registered sex offender in Wisconsin due to two separate convictions on possession of child pornography, according to Bayne.

Polk County currently has 22 registered sex offenders, according to the N.C. Department of Justice.

The sex offender registry can be accessed by visiting http://www.sexoffender.ncdoj.gov.