SEX OFFENDER RELEASED FROM PRISON FAILS TO REGISTER WITH SHERIFF; CURRENT WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN
A convicted sex offender who was released from the Arkansas Department of Corrections on January 26, 2011 has failed to register with the Baxter County Sheriff's Office and his current whereabouts are unknown.
STEVEN LYNN CONEY, 38 years of age, had informed authorities that he would be residing at 312 Gassville Garden Loop #1, in the City of Gassville, upon his release from prison. He was required by law to register with the Sheriff's Office no later than February 5, 2011, following his release.
Officers checked that residence in Gassville today, looking for CONEY, but he was not found. Others residing at that residence informed Officers that they'd had no contact with CONEY since his release.
STEVEN LYNN CONEY was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree in the year 2000. He was later convicted in 2005 of Failing to Register and was sent to prison.
The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the location and whereabouts of CONEY. If any member of the public has information as to his current whereabouts, they are asked to conact the Baxter County Sheriff's Office at 870-425-7000.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff