JONESBORO, Ark. – Following several reported arrests, Jonesboro Police Department released additional details about a sex offender compliance operation undertaken this week.
Local, state and federal law enforcement officers concluded on Friday a three-day operation to verify sex-offender registration compliance in Jonesboro and Craighead County.
The operation, named Cupid’s Arrow 2017, was undertaken to ensure that approximately 100 sex offenders supervised by the Jonesboro Police Department and Craighead County Sheriff’s Department are complying with all their requirements and to ensure that no new offenses are being committed.
Law enforcement teams composed of officers from JPD, Craighead County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas Community Corrections and the U.S. Marshals Service conducted the compliance checks of individuals registered as sex offenders. Generally, sex offenders are required to verify their addresses with local law enforcement (twice a year for Levels 1-3 and four times per year for Level 4) and to notify law enforcement of any anticipated change in residence, employment, email/social media, vehicles used, or college or vocational school.
During the operation, officers logged the following activities:
- A total of 116 compliance checks were completed with 116 being verified.
- A total of 18 were found not in compliance.
- A total of 7 were arrested for felony non-compliance and 14 were arrested for misdemeanor non-compliance.
- One was found in felony non-compliance and warrants are being issued for arrests.
- Felony drug arrests (3)
- Misdemeanor drug arrests (2)
- Felony Probation/Parole Violation arrests (9)
- Misdemeanor arrests for wrong info on IDs (14)
- Felony Fail to Register (8)
- Felony warrants (4)
- Misdemeanor warrants (39)
Photos and information provided by Jonesboro Police Department