New Charges for Sex Offender
The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 63 year old John Abner Rozelle, of 55 Ruffed Grouse Lane, Apartment # 4, Burnsville. Rozelle has been charged with seven counts of Taking Indecent Liberties with a Child and one count of Felony Indecent Exposure. Responding to concerns from officers and concerned citizens, investigators from the Sheriff’s Office began looking into concerns regarding Mr. Rozelle, who is currently on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry. During the investigation, officers identified a child victim who disclosed that Mr. Rozelle had exposed himself to the child on several occasions. Mr. Rozelle was subsequently interviewed and charged with the crimes. Mr. Rozelle is being held in the Yancey County Jail under a $250,000 Secured Bond.