Durham police seek man wanted for child sex offenses

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Friday, July 7, 2017
John Garris
John Garris

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Durham police have arrested a traveling private music instructor who is wanted on sexual offense charges.

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John William Garris, 44, of Albemarle, is facing first-degree statutory sexual offense and taking indecent liberties with a child charges.

The alleged incident was reported on May 1 in Durham.

The victim was known to Garris, investigators said.

Police said Garris turned himself in to authorities on Thursday. He has since been released from the Durham County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond.