Sheriff conducts comprehensive check of sex offenders
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly recently conducted a check of registered sex offenders in the area and found most offenders were compliant.
Deputies were dispatched throughout the county to check addresses of registered sex offenders in an effort to make sure they were properly registered with a correct address.
"Overall most offenders were compliant," said Epperly. "We had a couple that were not residing in the county where they registered. We arrested one with a warrant that Lawrence County issued, because he was registered in Barry County but living part time in Lawrence County."
It took a week to complete the compliance check.
"I feel this is a safety matter to know exactly where these offenders live and that they are being compliant," Epperly added.
Anyone who has a question about a sex offender living in their neighborhood can go to www.barrycountysheriff.com for additional information. This site includes addresses, photos and a list of offenses.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Sheriff Epperly at 417-847-6556.