Southwest Guilford Head Boys Basketball Coach arrested at his residence, and charged with One Count of Indecent Liberties with a Student and One Count of Third-Degree Exploitation of a Minor(FOX 8 Update)

from the Winston-Salem Journal online at
(The incident occured while the coach was at North Davidson High School.)

LEXINGTONThe former head coach of the North Davidson High School boys’ basketball team has been charged with indecent liberties with an underage female student at that school.

Davidson County Sheriff’s detectives received information Monday evening about an inappropriate relationship between James Brandon Mullis, 36 of High Point, and the student, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

In addition to his coaching duties, Mullis was also a teacher at the school. He resigned from North Davidson in April to accept the same position at Southwest Guilford High School

Read more from the WS Journal, when you CLICK HERE and some very sad and very BAD news to be reporting here, on this Wednesday morning…This is the sort of Bad News that is off the charts and it breaks the bank….Bad and Sad, all in the same day/instance….

++++++++++++++++++++++Update from
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A former North Davidson High School teacher and coach has been charged with indecent liberties with a student, according to a press release.

Detectives with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office received information late Monday night about an inappropriate relationship between the former teacher/coach and a current juvenile female student at the school.

Detectives began an investigation into the alleged relationship and identified James Brandon Mullis, 36 of High Point, as the former teacher/coach involved.

Mullis was a teacher and was the head varsity boys’ basketball coach for the past two years at the high school (August 2017 to May 2019). He resigned from North Davidson in April to accept the same position at Southwest Guilford High School, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Detectives conducted a search warrant on Mullis’ residence in High Point on Tuesday. They located a photograph linking Mullis and a 16-year-old female student as engaging in a relationship.

Mullis was arrested at his residence and charged with one count of incident(Indecent) liberties with a student and one count of third-degree exploitation of a minor.

Mullis was held in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $50,000 secure bond and is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on July 29.

This is still an active, ongoing investigation and there is potential for additional charges.

Anyone with information regarding this case or any other case of this nature is urged to contact the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

For basketball photos and basketball team video from FOX 8, CLICK HERE.

(Be sure to check out FOX 8 News at 5 and 6pm, for further updates on this post.)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++For our interview with the new Southwest Guilford boys basketball coach Brandon Mullis, coming in from April 15, 2019, at Southwest Guilford High School, CLICK HERE.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++


  1. from Joe Sirera at the News and Record’s HSXtra section:
    Michael Hettenbach, Southwest’s principal, said that, “Per human resources, the teacher’s contract(contract of Brandon Mullis) has expired and he will not be renewed for the coming school year.”

    “It’s deeply disappointing that I learned last night that a teacher and coach who recently joined our school staff was charged by law enforcement in another county with two crimes involving an inappropriate relationship with a minor unrelated to our school,” Hettenbach said. “Hopefully, that right there tells you how shocked I was.”

    Read more from Joe Sirera and Patrick Ferlise at the News and Record, when you CLICK HERE.

  2. Things are starting to take on a different twist now after this statement issued this afternoon, by the Davidson County Schools:

    Davidson County Schools released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying Mullis wasn’t employed with the school system at the time of the alleged incident.

    “We only learned of this alleged incident and arrest in the last 24 hours,” said a statement released by Davidson County Schools. “However, to our knowledge, and based on what law enforcement has shared with us, this unfortunate incident did not occur on Davidson County Schools property or while Mr. Mullis was employed with Davidson County Schools.”

    This next piece/part of information is what has many people shaking their heads and it come our way, by way of the WS Journal, and

    There is a discrepancy between the dates in the arrest warrant and the language in the narrative used in the arrest warrant.

    The dates of the offense listed in the warrant — June 26 through July 2 — reflect a time period after his tenure had ended at North Davidson. The narrative alleges he was a teacher and coach at North Davidson when the alleged incident occurred. The sheriff’s office hasn’t returned calls seeking clarification.

    CLICK HERE for the newest piece of information coming in from Patrick Ferlise, at the WS Journal….

  3. Split hairs about the time frame. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter. He had an inappropriate relationship with a 16 year old
    Girl. He shouldn’t work in a school ever again. He was a fraud from the jump anyways. Hopefully SWG will hire the best man for the job as they should have in the first place and he was already on staff. Will Price who served as an assistant during the recent run SW had and was one of the best high school players to come through high point going back to his days at Andrews in the early 2000’s.

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