Sex Offender Arrested

Canton, Cherokee County GA. May 20, 2010 - Cherokee Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a registered sex offender last week after he was located loitering near a day care in the community of Hickory Flat. James Garfield Grant, 80 years old of Canton, was arrested May 13th and charged with 2 counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Living within Proximity of a Daycare, and Loitering within 1000 feet of a Daycare. Grant also had 2 outstanding warrants for felony theft out of Cherokee and Fannin Counties.

Grant was found parked in a vehicle at the McDonalds on Highway 140 watching children play at a nearby daycare. Deputies had responded to the location after receiving a suspicious person call near that location. Grant was convicted of Unlawful Sexual Contact in the 2nd degree in Delaware in 1997. Grant remains in custody at the Cherokee Adult Detention Center with a $50,000.00 bond.









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