NEWLY CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a newly convicted sex offender has registered with the Sheriff’s Office.
NAME: GARY HARGETT
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/28/1987
HOME ADDRESS: 1282 Rodney Cutoff
Jordan, Arkansas 72519
The offender was charged on August 1, 2017 with one felony count of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree in Baxter County. The offender entered a negotiated plea of guilty on January 11, 2018 to a lesser misdemeanor charge of Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree and was sentenced to 12 months probation. The offender was also ordered to register with law enforcement as a sex offender. Documentation indicates that in the summer of 2016 the offender engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a then 15-year-old female victim.
(This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOCNA (Sex Offender Community Notification Assessment).
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