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Philip Edward Idle
Philip Edward Idle

     A sex offender, 39 year old PHILIP EDWARD IDLE, has been arrested for failure to comply with sex offender registration laws.  The Sheriff's Office was notified Wednesday, May 8th,  by authorities in the State of Indiana that PHILIP IDLE had left Indiana where he was registered and was believed to be residing in Baxter County, Arkansas at 29 CR 905 in the Midway area.

     Sheriff's Investigators went to that address to attempt to locate PHILIP IDLE.  They were told that he was at work.  IDLE was contacted by phone, and he subsequently came to the Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon to begin the registration process.   It is believed that PHILIP IDLE has been in Baxter County since early April without registering.  Records indicate that PHILIP IDLE was arrested in Fountain County, Indiana in October, 2004 on four counts of child molestation or attempted child molestation.  He was convicted on two counts and sentenced to 10 years in prison.  The remaining two counts were dismissed.  Particulars of these crimes are not currently available.

     PHILIP EDWARD IDLE was taken into custody while at the Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon and has been booked into the Detention Center on one felony charge of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.  He has a bond of $15,000 on that charge and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on May 30th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff