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Over 25 Sex Offenders Arrested; Felony Arrests – CRAIGHEAD COUNTY

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Writer Amanda Goodman

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Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies joined forces this week during “Operation Summer Heat” to verify sex offender registration compliance in Jonesboro and Craighead County based on Arkansas Sex Offender Registration laws. The goal of this operation was to ensure that these targeted offenders are complying with all of their requirements and to ensure that no new offenses are being committed. The operation included officers from the Jonesboro Police Department, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshal Service, and the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections.

Law enforcement teams received sex offender packets for each of the 139 offenders in Craighead County ranging from Level 1 to Level 4. Officers performed “knock and talk” compliance checks of individuals registered as sex offenders in their assigned region. If offenders were identified as non-compliant, the appropriate law enforcement agency investigated and charged the offender with appropriate charges.

The operation targeted 139 sex offenders supervised by the Jonesboro Police Department and Craighead County Sheriff’s Office, in addition to municipal jurisdictions located within Craighead County.

Of the 139 offenders in our area, 24 were located in Craighead County and 22 were found to be in compliance. Two were charged with failure to comply with registration requirements and one with improper address on ID card.

In the city of Jonesboro, 115 offenders were located and 93 were found to be in compliance. 24 were arrested for multiple offenses – 20 of which were for a sex offense, and 4 for Felony and Misdemeanor warrants.

Three of the 26 arrested were charged with narcotics violations.

Sammie Montgomery – Felony Bench warrant (Failure to Register)

Scottie Joiner – Improper Address on ID

Cherrelle Gregory – Improper Address on ID

Larry Hunter – Felony Bench warrant (Battery 1)

Charika Horsman – 2 Felony Bench warrants (Failure to Appear)

Robert Berry – Failure to Register

Tamar Brown – Poss of Sch 1 or 2, Poss of Sch 6, and Poss of Drug Paraphernalia

Gary Dye – Felony Bench warrant (Craighead) and Misdemeanor warrant (Poinsett)

Donald Biggs – Improper Address on ID

Albert Cornelious – Improper Address on ID

Lee Fry – Improper Address on ID

Tyler Blain – Probation Violation

William Franklin – Improper Address on ID

Kuanta Temple – Improper Address on ID

Clarence Hayes – Poss of Drug Paraphernalia, Poss of Sch 1 or 2

Michael Robinson – Improper Address on ID

Kevin Provencio – Improper Address on ID

Bruce Jones – Improper Address on ID

Gregory Smith – Parole Violation

Rickey Propst – Failure to Register, Improper Address on ID, and Offender living too close to School

Myron Davidson – Improper Address on ID

Orlando Stegall – Improper Address on ID, Poss of Sch 6, Poss of Drug Paraphernalia, and Probation Violation

Brian Mynard – Improper Address on ID (not pictured)

Ronald Brown – Failure to Register, and Improper Address on ID

Lawrence Jenkins – Felony Bench warrant out of Dunklin County (Missouri)

Michael Williams – Failure to Register

Great job to our federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies who worked together this week during this operation!