FRONT ROYAL – Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Front Royal man last week, charging him with failing to register as a violent sex offender.

Xavier Lawrence, 30, lived in Front Royal for one month between April and May 2019 without registering his change of address, according to court documents.

State police attempted to visit Lawrence at the address he had registered in the sex offender database three times but he was not home during any of the visits, according to court documents. Lawrence’s grandmother was home and told police she thought he was in West Virginia.

Police picked up Lawrence in Martinsburg, West Virginia, where, according to documents, he told them he came home late at night and hadn’t had time to register his new address.

Lawrence will appear in court next month.

He is being held at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail without bond.

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