PENDER COUNTY, N.C. -- The Pender County Sheriff's Office is looking for a registered sex offender.

Authorities say 31-year-old Nicholas Barnhill has been unaccounted for since October.

They say that's when he left his home in Burgaw, and because of his sex offender status he's in violation of residency requirements.

The sheriff's office issued a felony warrant for his arrest.

If you've seen him or know where he is, call Pender County Sheriff's Office at (910) 259-1212.