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Gerald D. McCanless

     The Sheriff's Office is notifying the public that a level 2 sex offender (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified) has now registered with the Baxter County Sheriff's Office after moving here from Marion County where he was previously registered at.


NAME:                       GERALD D. McCANLESS


DATE OF BIRTH:   02/20/1987


HOME ADDRESS:   58 Buckhaven Lane, Unit A

                                    Briarcliff, Arkansas 72653


     The offender plead guilty to Child Molestation in the First Degree on 05/16/2017.  The crime involved the then 28 year old offender engaging in sexual contact with a 4 year old female child.


     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