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Alton Bruce Cooke, III

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a previously registered by unassessed sex offender has now received a risk assessment classification level from the State of Arkansas.  The following offender is now classified as Risk Level 3 (High Risk to Re-Offend). 

NAME:                       ALTON BRUCE COOKE, III

DATE OF BIRTH:   05/04/1991

HOME ADDRESS:  348 S. Johnson St.
                                    Gassville, Arkansas 72635 

     The offender was convicted in Marion County, Arkansas on September 5, 2013 of Computer Child Pornography.  This offense involved the then 21-year-old offender engaging in sexually explicit conversations via the internet with a 14-year-old female stranger during which he discussed meeting her for sex.  The offender was placed on ten years supervised probation. 

         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