Sex offender jailed for going to church



David Lineberger, 50, went to church.

Then he was arrested and placed in jail under a $1 million bond.


Lineberger, according to the Gaston Gazette, is a sex offender.

Gaston County Sheriff’s officers charged Lineberger on Sunday with being at Southminster Presbyterian Church, which is located at 1401 Hoffman Road, Gastonia.

The church has a nursery on premises and also a weekday school, according to the warrant affidavit.

Lineberger was convicted in 1995 and served a 70-month sentence. He also was ordered to stay on the sex offender registry a minimum of 10 years.

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