ROCKINGHAM — A convicted sex offender is facing resisting and assault charges following an arrest by probation officers.
According to court documents, Jamie Lee Ledwell, of Broad Leaf Drive, Hamlet, ran away from three probation officers Tuesday when they tried to arrest him on a parole warrant.
Ledwell is accused of kicking one officer in the chest and another in the stomach.
He was charged with three counts of resisting a public officer and two counts of assault on a government official and booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.
Jail records show he is being held without bond on a probation violation.
Ledwell, who uses the nickname “Yung Buk,” was convicted in 2016 of taking indecent liberties with a minor, according to state records. The N.C. Sex Offender registry shows Ledwell was 20 and the victim was 12.
As a result, he is required to register as a sex offender for a minimum of 10 years, up to 30.
Although he was initially given a suspended sentence on the indecent liberties conviction — as well as for convictions of breaking and entering in Richmond County and felony larceny and larceny of a motor vehicle in Robeson County, all in 2016 — records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show his probation was revoked in 2017 when he was convicted of failing to register a change of address, resulting in a yearlong incarceration.
He went back to prison in July of 2018 on a post-release revocation and the following month was convicted of obstructing justice.
Ledwell was released in late May, but back in prison for a 3-month term in July, getting out Oct. 8.
His parole on most charges ended in March, however he will be on parole for the indecent liberties conviction until 2023.
Ledwell’s first conviction was for driving while impaired in 2015.
All defendants facing criminal charges is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.