Man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Shell Knob man allegedly lied about address on form

A Shell Knob man has been arrested and charged with failing to register as a sex offender after he allegedly lied on his registration form in April.

According to a probable cause statement by Angela Cole, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Justin Schuchmann, 31, of Shell Knob, listed his address as a home on Farm Road 1263 in Shell Knob and signed the form on April 12. However, on July 24, the person living at the home said Schuchmann has not lived at that address since November 2010.

Schuchmann was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child under 10 years old in Springfield, Ill., on Nov. 5, 2011. In April 2006, he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in Sangamon County, Ill., and in September 2009, he was convicted of failing to report a change of address in the same county.

Schuchmann is being held in the Barry County jail on a bond of $25,000 after an order lowered the amount from a cash-only bond of $50,000. He has a disposition hearing scheduled for Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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