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SEX OFFENDER HAS MOVED TO CALIFORNIA


Kenneth Martin

    

      The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 Registered Sex Offender (High Risk to re-offend) has moved out of Baxter County and is now residing in the State of California

 

NAME:                       KENNETH DANIEL MARTIN    

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   12/27/1965

 

OLD ADDRESS:     51 CR 492

                                   Mountain Home, AR 72653

 

NEW ADDRESS:    Cottonwood, California

 

     The offender was convicted on 10/29/1998 of Forcible Rape of a mentally disabled 14 year old female acquaintance. The offender was convicted in California in 1992 of Willful Child Cruelty and Involuntary Manslaughter involving the death of his 4 year old son. The offender violated his parole in California twice in 1996 and again in 2008. The offender moved to Baxter County in 2010. Following his sex offender registration, it was learned that he provided a false address and he was later arrested for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER MOVING OUT OF STATE



Patrick Wayne Brennan

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Registered Sex Offender is moving from Baxter County to an address out of state.

 

NAME:                       PATRICK WAYNE BRENNAN

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   04/10/1970

 

OLD ADDRESS:      767 Chriswood Dr.

                                    Clarkridge, Arkansas 72623

 

NEW ADDRESS:      8900 NW 12th Ave.
                                    Vancouver, Washington                                

 

     The offender was convicted in 1988 in the State of Washington of the offense of rape of a young child. Additional information is not available at this time.

 

     This offender had not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

    

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING DEATHS OF TWO PERSONS

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two rural Mountain Home residents who were found deceased early this morning inside their home, both from gunshot wounds. Investigators are preliminarily looking at the incident as a murder-suicide based upon information and evidence thus far obtained.

     Sheriff’s deputies first went to the residence at 122 Road 1428 off State Highway 201 North in the area of Pigeon Creek at approximately 12:55 AM this morning after being asked by a member of his family to check the welfare of the man living there. Deputies found and spoke with this man for several minutes on the front porch of the residence after he came outside to greet them and then left.

     At approximately 3:06 AM this morning, the Sheriff’s Office received a second call from a member of the family, who resides out of state, indicating he believes there had been a struggle inside the residence and that the man’s girlfriend was dead.

     Deputies responded a second time and found the man they had spoken to previously and a woman both to be deceased inside the home from gunshot wounds. An investigation was initiated. A neighbor told investigators that he had visually seen both this man and the woman between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM Saturday evening. Later at around 9:00 PM, the neighbor stated he heard several gunshots in the area of that residence. A firearm and spent casings were recovered and taken into evidence at the scene.

     Investigators also found a suicide note the man had left behind. The deceased were identified as 57 year old TERRY C. MILLS and 47 year old SANDRA CHRISTINE DOUGLAS. Both of them are believed to have resided together in the home.

     The County Coroner’s Office assisted with the investigation. The decedents are being taken to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy. No additional information will be available for release until after the autopsy results have been obtained.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SEX OFFENDER RECEIVES RISK ASSESSMENT CLASSIFICATION LEVEL



Stephen Rey Groat

    

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Mountain Home man who has previously registered as an unassessed Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office has now been assigned a community risk assessment classification by the Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management Board. He has now been assessed as a Level 3 Offender (high risk to re-offend).

 

NAME:                       STEPHEN REY GROAT

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   12/15/1970

 

HOME ADDRESS:  58 Woodsong Terrace

                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653                             

 

     The offender was convicted on August 8, 1992 of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault in Lake County, Illinois. The victim was an 11 year old female.

    

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

    

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER MOVES TO TEXAS



Craig Alan Jeremiah

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Elizabeth area man who was Registered as a Level 2 Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office has moved and is now residing in Texas.

 

NAME:                       CRAIG ALAN JEREMIAH

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   01/18/1966

 

OLD ADDRESS:      875 CR 139

                                    Elizabeth, Arkansas 72531

 

NEW ADDRESS:     6300 State Highway 21 E.
                                  Hamptill, Texas

 

     The offender was convicted on 10/06/2005 on four (4) counts of Importuning and Attempted Corruption of a Minor in the State of North Dakota. He was also sentenced in North Dakota for Violation of Sex Offender Registration on 09/04/2012.

    

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

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MOUNTAIN HOME MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING MAN IN SHOULDER



Christopher M. McDaniel

 

     CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL McDANIEL, 32 years old of Mountain Home, was arrested Saturday morning, July 18th, on a charge of Aggravated Assault after calling the 911 Center at approximately 7:43 AM to report he had stabbed a friend of his. McDANIEL stated the incident occurred at a residence on Highway 62 East of Mountain Home, and that he had left the residence on foot.

     Sheriff’s Deputies located McDANIEL in the area of Walmart on E. Hwy 62 B. A deputy then went to locate the residence where the incident happened, which was found to be 4336 Hwy 62 E.

     When the deputy arrived at the residence, a male victim came to the door. He had been stabbed in the area of his left shoulder. The victim stated that he and McDANIEL were friends and that they live there together. The incident was precipitated by an argument over some things on Facebook. The victim was stabbed once in the left shoulder. He was tended at the residence by emergency medical personnel but did not seeks hospital emergency room care at that time.

     CHRISTOPHER McDANIEL was arrested and taken to the Detention Center where he was booked on one count of Aggravated Assault – Felony. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond with a court appearance set for July 30th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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BAXTER CO MAN DIES FROM SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND

    

     The Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot injury incident in the early morning hours of July 16th. At approximately 1:46 AM, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 911 call from 168 Cedar Hills Road reporting that a man had just shot himself.

     Deputies and emergency medical personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene. First responders found the victim, identified as 22 year old THOMAS JOHN VILLEGAS, in a bedroom of the home. He had sustained serious injury from the discharge of a handgun. THOMAS VILLEGAS was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was later transferred by air ambulance to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

     The Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Greene County, Missouri Medical Examiner’s Office that MR. VILLEGAS had passed away later the same day, July 16th. There was no evidence of foul play in the incident.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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ARREST MADE IN ASSAULT COMPLAINT FROM MAY 28TH



Jeremy Scott Price

 

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mountain Home man, 30 year old JEREMY SCOTT PRICE, on a felony battery charge following an investigation into an incident that was reported on May 28th.

     The victim of the battery, who reported the incident from the hospital, told Sheriff’s Investigators that he had been attacked at his residence by JEREMY PRICE the previous day. The victim alleged that PRICE struck him in the head, causing him to fall to the floor, with PRICE then jumping on him and continuing to punch him. The victim sustained a broken leg as a result of the attack and required surgery.

     JEREMY PRICE was served with a bench warrant for Battery in the Second Degree, a Felony, on July 15th and made an appearance yesterday in the Circuit Court. His bond is $15,000.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE CALLED TO SUICIDE IN BIG FLAT THIS MORNING

 

     The Sheriff’s Office was called to an apparent suicide this morning at Big Flat. At approximately 4:39 AM, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a self-inflicted gunshot incident at 206 Shelton Lane in Big Flat.

     Upon the arrival of first responders, 65 year old BOB G. HARRINGTON of that address was found to be deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He was on the telephone with another party when this occurred, according to investigators.

     The Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office responded, as did the Big Flat Volunteer Fire Department. There was no evidence of foul play indicated.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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