CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- No more room at the inn for sex offenders. That's the word from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff.
We've learned that a number of offenders have used the uptown shelter as their registered address, but no more.
1210 North Tryon is a well known address near Center City Charlotte. It is listed as the Uptown Men's Shelter.
Type in the address in this state run search engine, and a place known for housing homeless still comes up as a residence for sex offenders.
Keeping tabs on offenders here been a thorn in the side of Sheriff Chipp Bailey, but he's breathing a little easier over a new policy the shelter has put in place.
"We are talking about folks who are pretty much homeless and they drift," the Sheriff said. " The decision was made whenever that are not accepting any registered sex offenders and that's probably for the best."