A registered child sex offender living in Morven missed his court date in Anson County and was arrested in Florida. He was also wanted in Asheboro for allegedly committing a similar offense.
George Walter Bergman III, 32, was due to appear in an Anson County court on May 9 for failing to report as a sex offender. When Bergman failed to appear in court, an order for his arrest was issued.
Bergman was found in New Port Richey, Fla., and arrested for being a fugitive of justice on Feb. 26. He was released to be transported to the Randolph County Jail on March 14.
Bergman was also wanted in the city of Asheboro for a child sex offense. “We got a call for service from a resident in Asheboro to report a sexual offense,” Asheboro Police Department Major Jim Smith said. “It’s our understanding that he was at the residence to do renovation type work. At some point there was some interaction between him and a juvenile, and the mother called the police. By the time we got there he was gone, but we developed probable cause.”
Bergman was admitted to the Randolph County Jail on March 15.
In Asheboro, Bergman is charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child, one count of first-degree sex offense with a child, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, according to Smith. These events allegedly occured in February. He is being held on $500,000 bail.
The Anson order for his arrest was served in Randolph County on May 19 for failing to appear in court, according to Jane Brown, an Anson County court clerk. He has a $15,000 bail in Anson.
After he is dealt with in Randolph County, Bergman will be brought for court in Anson.