NEWLY CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER HAS REGISTERED
Howard Joe Morris
The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Lakeview man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in Baxter County.
NAME: HOWARD JOE MORRIS
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/03/1954
HOME ADDRESS: 355 Sheffield Drive
Lakeview, Arkansas 72642
The offender was convicted in Marion County, Arkansas in June, 2012 of the offense of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree. The victim was a 16 year old female who was known to him.
This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).
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