Sex offender gets six to 10 years

Apr. 17, 2013 @ 07:28 AM

A Lenoir man pleaded guilty Monday in Caldwell Superior Court to failing to register as a sex offender and being a habitual felon.

Augustus Warren Howell, 45, was ordered to serve seven years four months to nine years 10 months in prison.

Howell was convicted in October 2002 of three counts felony indecent liberties with a minor and was required to register with the N.C. Sex Offender Registry. According to court records, Howell failed to notify the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office of an address change, as required by law.