Cobb sex offender arrested after secretly living across from community park – 95.5 WSB
Sex offender arrested after failing to register new address Brandon Harandon was arrested by police after failing to register his new address, which is a requirement as a sex offender.
MARIETTA, Ga. — A Cobb County sex offender is back in custody after failing to register his address because he lived across the street from a community park for a year.
Channel 2 Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell learned that Brandon Haradon lived at Integrity Auto Solutions on Dallas Highway in Marietta. Right across from this business is a community pool and park where the kids play.
Haradon registered with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in May 2021 as he was supposed to, but once he moved to Cobb County, he never updated his address.
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Newell learned that Haradon also worked at the auto shop while secretly living inside.
Cheryl Smith, an out-of-state employee, says Hardon was subletting the building for her auto business.
“Anyone with such accusations should be registered,” Smith said. “We’re closing tomorrow…the business owner is closing it.”
The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office says they got a tip that Haradon was living at the business. When they investigated, they found that was the case.
“It’s scary, to put it bluntly. There is no other way to put it; it’s scary,” neighbor Thomas Wilson said. “Thank you, Cobb County, and whoever provided this advice.”
Smith says Haradon owes his mechanics money.
“My mechanics here are loyal like that. They stayed here even after he was incarcerated, knowing they weren’t going to be paid to have the vehicles repaired,” she said.
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Haradon is currently being held in Cobb County Jail on $5,720 bond. He faces three felony charges related to his failure to register.
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