JONESBORO, Ark. – Don’t give him your spare change.
That’s the message from the Jonesboro Police Department about Rickey Propst – a level 3 sex offender who has repeated arrests for failure to comply with requirements. He’s commonly seen panhandling in Jonesboro.
Propst is often seen at the corner of Caraway and Highland panhandling. We encourage you to refrain from giving him your spare change. – JPD
JPD said Propst was convicted of indecent assault (sexual contact) with a 12 year old mentally disturbed boy.
This week, on 8/29/19, during a sex offender compliance check, JPD Officers were unable to locate Propst at his listed address. They received information that he may be staying at a local hotel and attempted to make contact. Propst was located at a hotel on Gee St that was approximately 1,789 feet from a local school and was placed into JPD custody. He was transported to CCDC for failure to comply with registration requirements, incorrect permanent physical address on ID card, and registered offender living near a school or daycare.
On 1/7/2012, Rickey Propst was convicted of Indecent Assault in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. As part of his Level 3 Offender disposition, he is required to register as a sex offender and comply with all registration requirements set forth by state law. Propst move to Arkansas on 6/4/16 and was notified that he must report to the appropriate law enforcement agency in Arkansas within 3 business days of the move.
On 7/22/16 then JPD Officer Tony Williams made contact with Mr. Propst and informed him that he was approximately 2 months past his due date to register with the State of Arkansas. On 7/25/16, Propst was again located, placed into JPD custody and transported to CCDC for failure to comply with registration requirements.
On 11/2/17, during a sex offender registration verification, JPD Officers attempted to make contact with Propst at his listed Jonesboro address but was unsuccessful. Another attempt was made on 11/3/17. Propst was located on 11/7/17 and again placed into JPD custody and transported to CCDC for failure to comply with registration requirements.