SEX OFFENDER LIVING IN GASSVILLE REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE
David James Howell
The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 2 Sex Offender (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified) has been released from the Omega Technical Violator Center in Malvern, Arkansas and has now registered with the Sheriff’s Office as residing in Baxter County.
NAME: DAVID JAMES HOWELL
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/01/1970
ADDRESS: 116 Snowball Lane (OMART)
Gassville, Arkansas 72635
The offender was convicted most recently of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree on 12/11/1998. This crime involved the offender fondling the private area of a 5 year old female. Community notification is justified because of the young age of the victim at the time the crime occurred.
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