Registered Sex Offender Arrested On Charge Of Being On School Grounds

31-year-old Davie Wade Shuping of Woodburn Drive in Valdese was arrested Sunday (March 26) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with a felony count of being a registered sex offender on the premises of a school.
On Sunday, the Burke County Sheriff`s Office Criminal Investigation Division received an anonymous tip that a registered sex offender was on the property of Salem Elementary School at 1329 Salem Road in Morganton. Investigators responded to the school gymnasium and located Davie Wade Shuping.
According to records, Shuping was registered as a sex offender due to an April, 2014 conviction for indecent liberties with a minor. Following Sunday’s arrest, Shuping was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under $15,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court today (Monday, March 26).