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Back to School Time in Faulkner County

Back to School Time in Faulkner County

 

Back to school time is an important event for our entire community. Students are back in class. Teachers are implementing new lesson plans for the school year. Administrators are working with budgets, school bus routes, staffing and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, car pools and support for their student’s activities and studies. Businesses are equipping families, teachers and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year. Back to school is a busy time for us all.

 

During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances.

 

School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your neighborhood and throughout your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your travel and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.

 

I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our community. Our children are counting on us – let’s work together to make “back to school” a rewarding, fun, and safe time for all Faulkner County residents.

 

Blessings,

 

Sheriff Tim Ryals

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Yet Another Conspiracy to Commit Rape Arrest

On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 10:45 a.m. the FCSO arrested 44 year old James Lindsey Short, of Little Rock, AR. Short has been charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Rape, a class A felony, after allegedly arriving at a predetermined location near Greenbrier, AR to meet an underage female for sexual intercourse. FCSO investigators began communicating with Short on or about August 6, 2017 after locating a suspicious online ad. At the time of his arrest, Short was found in possession of a cellular device, a backpack filled with clothing, toiletries, and a tube of personal lubricant. 

 

Short is out on a $50,000 bond with a court date set for 8/29/17.  This incident is considered under investigation.

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Internet Stalking of Child Arrest

On August 9, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the FCSO arrested 45 year old Tracey Wayne Clark, of Conway, AR. Clark has been charged with one count of Internet Stalking of a Child, a class Y felony, after allegedly arriving at a predetermined location in Conway, AR to meet an underage female for sexual intercourse.  FCSO investigators began communicating with Clark on or about August 6, 2017 after locating a suspicious online ad. At the time of his arrest, Clark was found in possession of cash, a silk bathrobe sash, a cellular device, a laptop, a tablet, various sex toys, sexual enhancement substances and lubricants. 

This incident is considered under investigation. Clark remains locked up at FCSO Unit 2 with no bond amount or court date set at the time of this press release.

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Registered Sex Offenders Notification

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 NOTIFICTION 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.

 

LEVEL OF RISK FOR ADULT AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS

 

Based on historical data and information obtained from the risk assessment process, offenders are assigned to the following levels of risk to the general public:

 

LOW RISK-1: Usually these are individuals with no prior history of sexual acting out, and no strong antisocial tendencies, sexual compulsions or psychological factors impairing judgment.

 

MODERATE RISK-2: Usually these are individuals with limited or circumscribed prior history of sexual acting out, possess some antisocial personality characteristics, predatory tendencies, or deviant sexual interest or behavioral patterns that increase the general level of risk these offenders pose.  They may have mild or well-controlled mental disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.

 

HIGH RISK-3: These individuals usually have histories of repeat sexual offending, and/or strong antisocial, violent or predatory personality characteristics.  Sexual compulsions are likely to be present, but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed and treatment is continued.  The offense patterns of these individuals reflect a relatively high probability of re-offense and/or a risk of substantial injury to victims should re-offense occur.

 

SEXUALLY DANGEROUS PERSON-4: These are individuals with impaired judgment or control who have sexual or violent compulsions that they lack the ability to control.  This may be due to pedophilia or other disorder of sexual attraction, mental illness or personality disorder that distorts thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the person to acts of predatory sexual violence.

SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION

 

NAME:                          Cecil Frances Lukins

 

RISK:                           Level 3 High

 

RACE:                           White

 

SEX:                              Male

 

HEIGHT:                        6'0

 

WEIGHT:                       240

 

HAIR COLOR:                Brown

 

EYE COLOR:                   Hazel

 

DATE OF BIRTH:            7/21/1980

 

ADDRESS:                      45 Ridge Ln. Cabin C Mayflower, AR 72106

 

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: Documentation indicates these offenses involved the offender engaging in forced sexual contact with an adult female acquaintance.

 

 

 

SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION

 

NAME:                             Hassel E Myers

 

RISK:                               Level 3 High

 

RACE:                               White

 

SEX:                                  Male

 

HEIGHT:                            5'10

 

WEIGHT:                           200

 

HAIR COLOR:                    Blonde

 

EYE COLOR:                       Blue

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                9/26/1975

 

ADDRESS:                          10 Combs Rd. Apt 8 Mayflower, AR 72106

 

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: Sexual Assault-2nd Degree (2005)-This offense involved the then 29-year-old offender engaging in sexual contact with a 6-year-old female relative. This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault-Fourth Degree and Failure to Register Sex and Child Offender Registration Act on 8-1-12. The offense involved the then 35-year-old offender engaging in sexual contact with a 15-year-old female acquaintance. The victim had run away from home to meet with the offender.

 

 

 

SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION

 

NAME:                                 Jody Gene Govia

 

RISK:                                   Level 2

 

RACE:                                  White

 

SEX:                                     Male

 

HEIGHT:                               6'0

 

WEIGHT:                              145

 

HAIR COLOR:                       Gray

 

EYE COLOR:                          Brown

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                   11/16/1947

 

ADDRESS:                             18 Arkla Dock Rd. Mayflower, AR 72106

 

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Sexual Abuse-First Degree on 2-28-02. This offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 9 year-old female.

 

 

 

SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION

 

NAME:                                  Joseph Peter Modica AKA Steve Allen Wilson

 

RISK:                                    Level 4; Sexually Dangerous Person

 

RACE:                                   White

 

SEX:                                      Male

 

HEIGHT:                                5'11

 

WEIGHT:                               184

 

HAIR COLOR:                        Brown

 

EYE COLOR:                           Blue

 

SCARS/TATOOS:                   TATTOO:(YOSEMITE SAM) / FRONT UPPER LEFT ARM/ TATTOO:  BOTH SIDES OF HEAD

7* SCAR BACK LOWER LEFT ARM

2* SCAR RIGHT ELBOW

MISSING UPPER PART OF LEFT EAR

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                    7/5/1974 AKA 4/25/1976

 

ADDRESS:                              28 3rd Circle Conway, AR 72032

 

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: Rape (3 counts) in 1999. The offender engaged in repeated sexual assault of an in-home relative beginning when she was 8-years-old. He reported sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female when he was 20 which went undetected. He also admitted sexual contact with 2 females who were incapacitated from drugs/alcohol. The offender has two prior convictions for Indecent Exposure (1996 and 1998), but admitted he has exposed himself in public "hundred" of times. He reported he targeted female strangers 13-24, particularly those at bus stops, high schools, and joggers.

 

 

 

SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION

 

NAME:                                   Shane Anthony Montgomery

 

RISK:                                     Level 3 High

 

RACE:                                    White

 

SEX:                                       Male

 

HEIGHT:                                 6'1

 

WEIGHT:                                245

 

HAIR COLOR:                         Brown

 

EYE COLOR:                            Blue

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                     7/11/1967

 

ADDRESS:                               31 Lakeshore Lane Conway, AR 72032

 

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of 2 Counts of Sexual Assault-Fourth Degree in 2011. This offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 15-year-old male he met on social media/Internet. This offender was convicted of Distributing, Possessing, and View of Matter Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving a Child on 1/13/14. The offender had photographs of minor males nude/engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He also had social media accounts he had not reported to police while registering as a sex offender.

 

 

     
   
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Wednesday Evening Saturation

On Wednesday evening, 8/10/17, Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals placed a saturation team of Criminal Investigators and Deputies in the area of Hwy 286 in Faulkner County. Sheriff Ryals has committed to saturating high-risk property crime areas to catch criminals and deter crime.  The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit was utilized in this operation once again.  Investigators and Deputies use probable cause to conduct traffic stops to make contact with subjects in violation of Arkansas state law.  

Several arrests were made as a result of this saturation.

Maldonado Gonzales – 26 – Possession of Controlled Substance

Jackie Leach – 60 – Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Christopher Davis – 28 - Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Larry King – 43 - Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Appear Warrant

 

Sheriff Ryals will order further saturations based on crime statistics. It is the desire of the Sheriff to aggressively seek offenders who are stealing from the fine citizens of Faulkner County.  Sheriff Ryals and his deputies patrol Faulkner County day and night, seeking to slow down theft and other crimes. Community members are encouraged to keep a watchful eye and report any suspicious activity.  Anonymous tips can be made at www.fcso.ar.gov, and click on the CrimeTips tab.  You are also able to call 501-450-4914.

 

A special thanks goes to the Faulkner County Sheriff Reserve Deputy Unit for assisting in the saturation.  The Sheriff's Office relies heavily upon the Reserve Unit for assistance on many functions throughout the year.  More information will be provided in the near future regarding how you can join that team!

 

 

Gonzales

Leach

Davis

King

 

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Promotion of Prostitution Arrest

During the afternoon hours on Wednesday, 07/26/2017 FCSO received a tip in reference to an underage prostitute working in the central Arkansas area. An investigation was initiated. Later that night, Faulkner County Sheriff investigators arrested 34 year old Cedric Mario Jackson, of Little Rock, AR when he arrived at a predetermined location in Conway, Arkansas with an underage female found to be a runaway from the Pulaski County area. Jackson has been charged with 1 count of Promoting Prostitution 1st Degree, a Class D Felony, 8 counts of Possession of Controlled Substances with Purpose to Deliver, Classes B, C, D Felonies, 2 counts of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class B Felony, and 1 count of Robbery, a Class B Felony.

 

Jackson remains in the Faulkner County Unit 2 jail on a $1 million bond with a court date set for 8/28/17.

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Two Sex Offenders Arrested

On 7/11/17, 38 year old Darrell Manning, a registered sex offender assigned to FCSO was arrested for failure to register. A warrant was generated once FCSO investigators learned Manning was in violation of orders pursuant to 12-12-903.  Manning remains at FCSO Unit 2 on a $7500 bond and a court date of 8/28/17.

 

On 7/12/17, 49 year old David Conley, a level 3 sex offender assigned to FCSO was arrested for failure to register. Conley was convicted of Rape on 12/9/97. Documentation indicates this offense involved the offender and a male accomplice forcing a 13 year old female to engage in sexual contact. This conviction requires Conley to register as a sex offender. A warrant was generated once FCSO investigators learned Conley was in violation of orders pursuant to 12-12-909.  Conley remains at FCSO Unit 2 with no bond or court date set as of this release.  Conley also faces potential charges for parole violation(s).

 

Conley and Manning will likely be charged as large habitual offenders.

 

Sheriff Ryals asks the public to contact Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Registered Sex Offender Coordinator Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or vanda.phillips@fcso.ar.gov if anyone knows of any sex offender not in compliance. You may also leave an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov. All tips will all be investigated.

 

Information regarding registered sex offenders can be found at www.fcso.ar.gov, or www.acic.org.

 

Manning

Conley

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Help FCSO Locate Tyrone Powell

FCSO needs your help locating 42 year old Tyrone D. Powell for failure to update registration as a registered sex offender in Faulkner County. Powell registered with FCSO to reside at Queens Manor apartment complex in Mayflower but no longer lives there, and has not updated his address.  Registered sex offenders are required to follow regulations pursuant to §12-12-906.

This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault-Fourth Degree on 3/10/08. The offense involved the then 32-year-old offender engaging in ongoing sexual contact with a 14-15-year-old female friend of his child. Around the same time a different 15-year-old female friend of his child said the offender molested her when she was at his home. A female relative of the offender said he engaged in sexual contact with her when she was between 9 and 13.

Citizens are encouraged to contact FCSO if you know the whereabouts of Tyrone Powell. Anonymous tips can be left at www.fcso.ar.gov, or you may call registered sex offender coordinator Phillips at 501-450-4917 or email her at vanda.phillips@fcso.ar.gov.

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Sheriff's Office Asking for Public's Help on Billings Homicide

On 10/29/2012, Larry W. Billings, owner of Conway Roller Rink, was found dead at the age of 60 inside of his home from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.  The case was ruled a homicide by Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and the Arkansas State Crime Lab. 

Since 2012 investigators have ran down and investigated numerous leads and interviewed multiple people.  There are still to this day person(s) of interest in the case in light of old and new evidence.  The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is actively investigating this homicide and we are asking the public for your help.  Do you have information or have you heard anything that would be beneficial to this case? Your information may hold the key to the case as the family longs for closure and the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office wants to bring the suspect to justice. If so, you can contact us on the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office web page via the Crime Tips Email, or contact Lt. Chad Wooley via phone call and or text message at 501-548-1843

 

 

 

  The family of Larry Billings is offering a $15,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

Man arrested on charge of Rape

On 9/25/2016 Faulkner County Sheriff deputies responded to an address in Greenbrier, Arkansas in reference to an alleged sexual offense. The juvenile victim advised deputies that over a two to three month period, 25 year old Jesse Hale had sexually assaulted her.  The victim advised deputies that this happened in her bedroom at her father’s house at another address in Greenbrier, Arkansas where she lived at the time of the report. The victim reported to investigators her step-brother Jesse Hale had sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions.

 

On 6/21/2017, Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the North Little Rock Police Department in locating Hale at his place of employment in North Little Rock. Hale was arrested by NLRPD and is currently at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Unit 2 charged with Rape, a class Y felony.

 

There is no bond amount or court date at the time of this press release.

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