WANTED: McDowell County authorities searching for wanted sex offender


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    The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a sex offender who has been on the run from law enforcement for more than a year.

    Robert Evans Cunningham Jr., 59, was last known to live on Clear Creek Road in Marion.

    Cunningham is charged with a felony sex offender registry violation.

    Investigation shows that Cunningham left his Clear Creek Road residence on Oct. 31, 2017, and has not registered a new address, which the law requires within three business days of the move.

    Cunningham was convicted of two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in McDowell County on June 30, 1994. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, was released on May 3, 1999 and registered as a sex offender on May 10, 1999.

    Anyone with information concerning Cunningham’s whereabouts is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-652-2235 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). You can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text TIP MCDOWELLSO and your information to 888777. With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

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