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3rd registered sex offender in 2 months accused of being on Thomasville elementary school grounds

Derek Lee Nicholson

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A registered sex offender was arrested for allegedly being on school grounds in Thomasville Thursday, according to a news release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

Derek Lee Nicholson, 42, of Thomasville, is charged with being on the premises of a school or child care facility as a registered sex offender and possession of a weapon on school property.

On Thursday, the sheriff’s office learned that Nicholson was on the property of Pilot Elementary School without permission from the administration.

Nicholson was arrested and placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

On Monday, 37-year-old William Patrick Jenkins Jr. was charged with being on the premises of a school or child care facility as a registered sex offender stemming from an investigation dating back to Feb. 13. The sheriff’s office says he was also at Pilot Elementary without permission.

On Feb. 11, another registered sex offender, 41-year-old Edward Heath Williamson, was charged after allegedly being on Pilot Elementary School grounds on Feb. 8 without permission.