2 Registered Sex Offenders Move to Faulkner County
Two registered sex offenders have moved to Faulkner County. The Faulkner County Sheriff Sex-Offender Coordinator has done community notifications on these subjects. Information on registered sex-offenders are available at http://fcso.ar.gov/sex_offenders.php
Larry Shearer, Jr. is a level 3 High sex offender that was just released from ADC and moved to our county. His information is listed below.
Name: Larry Richard Shearer
Address: 630 Shiloh Drive, Conway, AR
Charge(s): Rape-Third Degree 6/14/2006
ADC SOSRA Risk Level: 3 High assessed on 8/12/2013
Description of Crime: This offender was convicted of Rape-Third Degree on 6/14/06. The offense involved the offender picking up an ex-girlfriend to run an errand but instead taking her to his house where he sexually assaulted her while choking and threatening to kill her.
Ricky St. John is a level 3 High sex offender that was just released from ADC and moved to our county. His information is listed below:
Name: Ricky Lynn St. John
Address: 10 Ballard Rd., Vilonia, AR
Charge(s): Sexual Assault-Second Degree on 7-19-11
ADC SOSRA Risk Level: 3 High assessed on 11/15/2011
Description of Crime: This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault-Second Degree on 7-19-11. The offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 5-year-old female acquaintance who was staying the night at his home.
Ricky St. John
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 VIOLENT PREDATOR-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.