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Message From Sheriff Tim Ryals

Good Evening,

Since taking office in 2017, I have been an advocate of integrity, professionalism and transparency. I hold my Deputies to the highest of standards to protect and serve the residents of our community. Unfortunately, a Deputy fell short to those standards.

I was notified Friday of an incident involving Deputy Keenan Wallace. Deputy Wallace fired his service weapon that injured an animal while in close proximity to a citizen. I believe there were numerous opportunities to de-escalate the incident.

Over the last 24 hours, at my request, Faulkner County Investigators have been working diligently to investigate whether Deputy Wallace violated any state law or our agency’s policies and procedures.

While it appears no policies or laws were violated, I hold every employee within our agency to the highest of standards and will be forwarding the investigation to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further review.

As a result of the incident that occurred on January 4, 2019, in the Shiloh Estates Subdivision, Deputy Keenan Wallace has been relieved of his duties at the Faulkner County Sheriff’ Office. We in Law Enforcement answer calls every day that require split second life and death decisions. We strive to be right 100 percent of the time.

Our Department is sadden about this incident and apologize for any distress and disappointment this incident has caused anyone who was affected by this disheartening event. We will keep Reeses in our thoughts through the recovery process.

 

Sincerely, Sheriff Tim Ryals

New Sex Offender Moving from Alaska

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Section 13 of Act 989 of 1997, the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act and the community notification guidelines promulgated by the Commission on Abuse, which authorizes Law Enforcement Agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release. Such information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of an offense that requires registration with the Arkansas Crime Information Center. Further, his/her previous criminal history places him/her in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

This Offender has advised the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department that he/she will be living in the location listed in this report. HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE. THE NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department has no legal authority to direct where a Sex Offender lives. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this Offender is free to live where he/she chooses.

Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities, but it wasn’t until this passage of the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share that information with you. CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Further, abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the Offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.

For additional information go to our website www.fcso.ar.gov and click on the link for sex offender registry or the Arkansas Crime Information Center’s website at www.acic.org and click on the link for sex offender registry.

 

SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION:

NAME:                          James Wade Bookout

RISK:                          Not Yet Assessed In Arkansas

RACE:                                   White

SEX:                                      Male

HEIGHT:                                5'11

WEIGHT:                               255       

HAIR COLOR:                       Brown   

EYE COLOR:                         Green

DATE OF BIRTH:                  12/13/79

ADDRESS:            37A Blair Rd. Greenbrier, AR 72058

CHARGES:    Possession of Child Pornography out of Anchorage Alaska on 5/13/11

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: No further information is known at this time.

If you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please call Investigator Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at vanda.phillips@fcso.ar.gov or you may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Tow Rotation

FAULKNER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 TOW ROTATION

FCSO 2019 Tow Rotation Information

The Tow Application period is from November 1 through December 28, 2018, for the rotation period beginning February 1, 2019, thru January 31, 2020.

The following documents are included in the Tow Application packet:

Faulkner County Tow Policy: FCSO Policy for Tow Companies.pdf Tow Policy Notification: Tow_Notification.pdf Tow Policy Notification-Electronic Copy: Tow Notifiction -Electronic Copy.dotx (Print,fill out and return) Rotation List Application:Form_Rotation List Application.pdf Rotation List Application-Electronic Copy: Form_Rotation List Application - Electronic Copy.dotx Driver Information: Form_Rotation List Application_Attachment.pdf Driver Information-Electronic Copy:Form_Rotation List Application_Attachment - Electronic Copy.dotx (Print,fill out and return)

To be considered for the 2019 tow rotation, completed documents ** must be typed (not handwritten) signed and returned to the Sheriff's Office no later than Friday, December 28, 2018, at 4 p.m.

The phrase “See Attachment” can be used ONLY when all required information is easily located on attachments and attachments are legibly marked for identification. 

**The following documents must be returned:

Rotation List Application-completed and signed Attachment to Rotation List Application (Driver Information)-completed and signed for each driver Tow Policy Notification Letter-signed Tow Fee List Registrations Photographs Any additional attachments

Documents can be downloaded from www.fcso.ar.gov

**ALL Tow companies MUST reapply annually**

Level 3 Sex Offender Moving Within The County

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Section 13 of Act 989 of 1997, the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act and the community notification guidelines promulgated by the Commission on Abuse, which authorizes Law Enforcement Agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release. Such information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of an offense that requires registration with the Arkansas Crime Information Center. Further, his/her previous criminal history places him/her in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

This Offender has advised the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department that he/she will be living in the location listed in this report. HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE. THE NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department has no legal authority to direct where a Sex Offender lives. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this Offender is free to live where he/she chooses.

Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities, but it wasn’t until this passage of the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share that information with you. CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Further, abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the Offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.

For additional information go to our website www.fcso.ar.gov then click on the link for sex offender registry or the Arkansas Crime Information Center’s website at www.acic.org then click on the link for sex offender registry.

 

SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION

NAME:                                 Luke Perry Mills

RISK:                                    Level 3

RACE:                                   White

SEX:                                      Male

HEIGHT:                                600

WEIGHT:                               210       

HAIR COLOR:                       Brown   

EYE COLOR:                         Brown

DATE OF BIRTH:                  12/22/1972

PREVIOUS ADDRESS: 171 Easterwood Point Rd. Mayflower, AR 72106

NEW ADDRESS:        32 North Point Rd. Mayflower, AR 72106

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: These offenses involved the offender engaging in forced sexual activity with a 12 year old male.

If you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please call Investigator Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at vanda.phillips@fcso.ar.gov or you may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov

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Sex Offender Arrested

 

Robert Jarrett, 44, of Mayflower was arrested on November 26, 2018 for failure to register as a sex offender, a Class C Felony. On August 16, 2004 Jarrett was convicted of Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure out of Illinois. The offender participated in the rape and murder of an adult female stranger. The victim was beaten with a 2 X 4, choked and raped anally, vaginally and orally. The victim died as a result of this incident. Her body was wrapped in a sheet and thrown out a window. As a result of his conviction he is required to register as a sex offender. Jarrett has registered in the State of Arkansas since 2014. Jarrett was due to register for his 90 day verification on November 7, 2018 and failed to come into the office to register.

Pursuant to 12-12-909, the offender is required to verify their residence within Ten (10) days after the Verification of Residency date indicated on the bottom portion of the acknowledgment form. Verification of residency is required of every registered offender either every (6) six months after registration, or every ninety (90) days, depending on the offender’s assessment level. According to 12-12-909, Jarrett would be due to register no later than November 17, 2018.

On November 26, 2018, Jarrett was arrested at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Unit and was transported to Unit 2 where he is currently incarcerated awaiting first appearance.

If you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please call Investigator Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at vanda.phillips@fcso.ar.gov or you may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov

 

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Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Is Now Accepting Applications For The 2019 Tow Rotation

FAULKNER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 TOW ROTATION

FCSO 2019 Tow Rotation Information

The Tow Application period is from November 1 through December 28, 2018, for the rotation period beginning February 1, 2019, thru January 31, 2020.

The following documents are included in the Tow Application packet:

Tow Policy Policy_Towing for Applicants.pdf Tow Policy Notification Tow_Notification.pdf Tow Notifiction - Electronic Copy.dotx Rotation List Application Rotation List Application.pdf Rotation List Application - Electronic Copy.dotx Attachment to Rotation List Application (Driver Information) Driver Information.pdf Driver Information Electronic Copy.dotx

To be considered for the 2019 tow rotation, completed documents** must be typed (not handwritten) signed and returned to the Sheriff's Office no later than Friday, December 28, 2018, at 4 p.m.

The phrase “See Attachment” can be used ONLY when all required information is easily located on attachments and attachments are legibly marked for identification. 

**The following documents must be returned:

Rotation List Application-completed and signed Attachment to Rotation List Application (Driver Information)-completed and signed for each driver Tow Policy Notification Letter-signed Tow Fee List Registrations Photographs Any additional attachments

Documents can be downloaded from www.fcso.ar.gov

**All Tow companies must reapply annually

Halloween Safety Tips From Sheriff Ryals

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

Halloween is approaching, and we expect large groups of children to be out and about that evening, enjoying the festivities. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, we would like to offer the following safety tips. It is a good idea to review these with your children before they begin their trick-or-treat adventure.

Fake knives, swords, guns, and other costume accessories can potentially cause injury. Make sure they aren’t too long for the costume and review with your child that they are part of the costume and not a weapon. Make sure they are made out of cardboard or other flexible materials. Only purchase costumes and accessories that are marked flame-resistant. Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.  Try using makeup instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, which can be dangerous when kids are crossing streets and going up and down stairs. Costumes with light colors and/or reflective tape are best. Someone in the group should carry a flashlight. Consider putting reflective tape on their candy bags too.  Children should always trick-or-treat in groups, rather than alone, preferably with adult supervision. Children should carry a cell phone for quick communication. Parents should select the safest route for children to take. Children should stay on sidewalks (where available) or on the shoulder of the roadway facing traffic. Children should avoid walking in the roadway, in alleys or poorly lit areas, and be cautious not to dart from behind shrubs or parked vehicles. Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution, especially in neighborhoods where children are sure to be located. Children should be instructed to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. They should also be advised to NEVER go into a home or car to collect treats. They should not stop at houses that are dark or do not have the porch lights turned on. As an alternative of going door-to-door, parents can take their children to community-sponsored events such as those hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc. Children should not eat any treats until they get home and a parent or adult can examine them. Children (and adults) should only consume unopened candies and treats in original wrappers. Treats with open packaging or torn wrappers should be discarded.

For more Halloween safety tips, please visit https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips.

With a little preparation, communication and diligence, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Sex Offender Arrested

 

On October 17, 2018, Josh D. George was arrested at the office of Probation and Parole after it was learned that Mr. George was using an unregistered e-mail address.

Pursuant to 12-12-903, The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) requires the offender to report any changes in residence, mailing address, temporary domicile, employment, email, social network information in person to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.

By not registering this e-mail address Mr. George is in violation of the Arkansas State Sex Offender laws. He is currently in Faulkner County Detention Center Unit 2 awaiting first appearance.

If  you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please call  Inv. Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at vanda.phillips@fcso.ar.gov or you may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov

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Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested

Christopher Bays was arrested on October 10, 2018 for Failure to register as a sex offender, a Class C Felony. Bays has been registered as Homeless since August 9, 2018. Pursuant to § 12-12-909, the offender is required to verify their residence within Ten (10) days after the Verification of Residency date indicated on the bottom portion of this form.

Verification of residency is required of every registered offender either every (6) six months after registration, or every ninety (90) days depending on the offender’s assessment level. Offenders who claim to be homeless shall verify registration every thirty (30) days during the period of time in which the offender is required to register as a sex offender and claims to be homeless.

Bays did not comply with the State law regarding registering as homeless. Reports from the GPS ankle monitor show that he has been staying in the Clarksville, AR area while registered as Homeless in Faulkner County. Bays also obtained employment on September 10, 2018 and failed to register the information change as required by Arkansas state law.                                  

Christopher Bays was taken into custody by investigators without incident and is currently in the Faulkner County Detention Center awaiting first appearance.

If you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please call Inv. Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at vanda.phillips@fcso.ar.gov or you may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov

 

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