PUBLIC NOTICE OF REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER
Michael P. Howard
The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Gamaliel man has registered as a Level 3 (high risk to re-offend) Sex Offender with the Sheriff’s Office.
NAME: MICHAEL P. HOWARD
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/17/1981
HOME ADDRESS: 166 CR 806, Apt. #2
Gamaliel, Arkansas 72537
The offender was convicted of Felonious Restraint and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in 2003 in the State of Missouri. There was no known sexual component, but under Missouri law he was still required to register as a sex offender. He was assessed in Arkansas as a “Default” Level 3 offender due to his failure to show for his SOSRA assessment screening.
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