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New Level 3 Sex Offender

New Level 3 Sex Offender




The Sevier County Sheriff's Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Section 13 of Act 989 of 1997, the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act, and the community notification guidelines promulgated by the Commission on Abuse, which authorizes Law Enforcement Agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's release.  Such information will enhance public safety and protection.

Registered Sex Offenders on the Web

All sex offenders required to register in the State of Arkansas must submit to assessment by the Sex Offender Screening & Risk Assessment Program coordinated by the Arkansas Department of Correction. Each offender is assigned a community notification level based on the results of the assessment. Offenders failing to submit to assessment are assigned by default to a community notification level of 3 but may also be considered for assignment as level 4.

Arkansas Code Annotated §12-12-913 (j)(1)(A), mandated that information on registered sex offenders determined to require the broadest level of notification to the public (Level 3 and Level 4), must be available on the Arkansas state website by January 1, 2004. Pursuant to §12-12-911(Viii), Level 2 offenders that appear on the website are offenders that were 18 years of age or older at the time of the commission of the sex offense and the victim was 14 years of age or younger. Registered sex offenders who have not yet been assessed with a final community notification level are not included on this website.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of an offense that requires registration with the Arkansas Crime Information Center.  Further, his/her previous criminal history places him/her in a classification level that reflects the potential to Re-offend.

This Offender has advised the Sevier County Sheriff's Department that he/she will be living in the location listed in this report.  HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE.  THE NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Department has no legal authority to direct where a Sex Offender lives.  Unless court-ordered restrictions exist, this Offender is free to live where he/she chooses.

Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities, but it wasn't until this passage of the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living.  In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share that information with you.  CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  Further, abuse could potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community notification.  We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the Offender since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.

For additional information on safety and education for how you can prevent, identify, and respond, visit https://www.nsopw.gov/en/SafetyAndEducation You can also click on the link https://www.ark.org/offender-search/index.php for the sex offender registry on Arkansas Crime Information Center's website


Based on historical data and information obtained from the risk assessment process, offenders are assigned to the following levels of risk to the general public:

LOW RISK-1: Usually these are individuals with no prior history of sexual acting out, and no strong antisocial tendencies, sexual compulsions, or psychological factors impairing judgment. MODERATE RISK-2: Usually these are individuals with limited or circumscribed prior history of sexual acting out, possess some antisocial personality characteristics, predatory tendencies, or deviant sexual interest or behavioral patterns that increase the general level of risk these offenders pose.  They may have mild or well-controlled mental disorders, and/or developmental disabilities. HIGH RISK-3: These individuals usually have histories of repeat sexual offending, and/or strong antisocial, violent, or predatory personality characteristics.  Sexual compulsions are likely to be present but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans are followed, and treatment is continued.  The offense patterns of these individuals reflect a relatively high probability of re-offense and/or a risk of substantial injury to victims should re-offense occur. SEXUALLY DANGEROUS PERSON-4: These are individuals with impaired judgment or control who have sexual or violent compulsions that they lack the ability to control.  This may be due to pedophilia or other disorders of sexual attraction, mental illness, or personality disorder that distorts thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the person to acts of predatory sexual violence.



Name: Jonathan Neeley

Level : 3

DOB:  8/26/1983

Address: 600 block of Crosstrails Road

Race: White

Sex: Male

Height: 5' 10"

Weight:  160

Hair:  Bald

Eye: Blue


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Sevier County Sheriff's Department

Monthly Report for February 2024


Sevier County Sheriff's Department monthly totals for February


* Total hours deputies were on duty: 1,968

* Total miles driven while on duty: 22,450

* Total fuel used: 1,503

* Total calls taken by deputies: 114

* Total motor vehicle accidents: 10

* Total traffic stops: 163

* Total citations issued: 18

* Total warnings issued: 146

* Total arrest made: 12

* Total civil papers served: 55

* Total building checks: 892



** Investigators worked 1 sex case involving underage minors, 1 battery 2nd, 1 stabbing and taught a 1-week jailer school.

** Horatio SRO worked 2 cases at the high school and 3 cases at the elementary school. 

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New Release



On July 8, 2023, at approximately 3:55 a.m. officers with the Sevier County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to 113 Sweet Home Lane in De Queen, Arkansas for a reported domestic disturbance in which a shooting was reported to have occurred. Upon arrival, the responding officer was met with gunfire. His patrol unit was hit with multiple rounds. As additional officers arrived on scene, the suspect, Kenneth Lee Smith, a 37-year-old white male with a De Queen, Arkansas address, fled the scene on a motorcycle.

Officers with the Sevier County Sheriff's Department and De Queen City Police Department pursued Mr. Smith who fled on a motorcycle at a high rate of speed. During such pursuit, Mr. Smith fired multiple rounds at law enforcement while he was traveling south on Highway 41. The pursuit began in Sevier County, Arkansas and ended in Little River County, Arkansas when officers disabled Mr. Smith's motorcycle after Mr. Smith reached speeds of over ninety miles per hour and was traveling south on Highway 41 S in the northbound lane endangering the lives of not only law enforcement who were in pursuit but also other motorists. During such pursuit, Mr. Smith fired shots that struck a Sevier County Deputy Sheriff's patrol unit as well as a De Queen Police Department patrol unit. Lieutenant Chad Bradshaw with the De Queen Police Department was shot in the right shoulder. Lieutenant Bradshaw was transported to the Sevier County Medical Center for treatment and has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Officers from the Arkansas State Police, Sevier County Sheriff's Department, De Queen Police Department, 9W Judicial District Drug Task Force, Little River Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Highway Police, and the Arkansas Department of Corrections apprehended Mr. Kenneth Lee Smith following a manhunt that lasted several hours. Sheriff Robert Gentry and Chief Scott Simmons want to sincerely thank the Arkansas State Police for the sending their helicopter equipped with f.l.i.r. and the Arkansas Department of Correction Canine Tracking Team for bringing their dogs and horses to help locate and apprehend Mr. Smith.  


This incident is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police and remains on-going. 

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Person of Interest in Shooting


On February 5, 2023, deputies with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to Sevier County in reference to a 57-year-old female being treated for a gunshot wound to the head.  After further investigation, search warrants were applied for and granted for the victim's residence located in Horatio, AR.  Special Agents with the Arkansas State Police along with deputies and investigators with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office executed the search warrants.  Evidence was collected and the investigation is still ongoing.  The suspect wanted for questioning in regard to this incident is 28-year-old Kaylee Cornet.  

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Abuse of a corpse


On November 7th, 2022, deputies with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office took a report regarding a baby being born at a home in Lockesburg.  After further investigation, it was discovered that the baby did not live and was disposed of.  Deputies and Investigators with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office located the male baby in a nearby dumpster.  The mother of the baby boy is a 17-year-old female juvenile and the male subject that is believed to be involved and believed to be the father was identified as Matthew Hallmark.  Both juvenile and Hallmark are currently being held for Abuse of a corpse pending autopsy at the Arkansas State Crime Lab and further investigation. 

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Runaway Suicidal Juvenile


BOLO for Isaiah Roberts white male Date of Birth 06/17/2004 approximately 5'7" 140lbs Dark Brown Shoulder length hair Brown eyes Last seen in Razorback Hoodie Black letter jacket and work boots. Subject left on foot sometime between 2pm and 3pm on February 28, 2021 from Andrew Lane in Horatio.


************USE CAUTION***********

He is Bipolar and schizophrenic and has not taken his medication. He has been known to be very aggressive. He left a note implying suicide by cop.



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Sevier County Sheriff's Department

Monthly Report for November 2020


Sevier County Sheriff's Department monthly totals for November


Total hours deputies were on duty: 1,633 Total miles driven while on duty: 17,975 Total fuel used: 1,243 Total calls taken by deputies: 158 Total motor vehicle accidents: 13 Total traffic stops: 73 Total citations issued: 5 Total warnings issued: 73 Total arrest made: 13 Total civil papers served: 59 Total building checks: 852


Investigators: Opened 2 sexual assault cases, Closed a theft case & recovered stolen property.
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Press Release


Monday, November 30, 2020 members of the South Central Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, and Sevier County Sheriff's Department executed a Search Warrant. The Search Warrant was executed at 598 Williamson Loop in Horatio. Residence of 35-Year-old Charlotte Dennis. Upon entry into the residence Officer's located illegal narcotics and stolen firearms. Charlotte Dennis face possible charges of Possession with the Purpose to Deliver Methamphetamine (Class C Felony), Possession of Schedule VI Narcotic (Class A Misdemeanor), Possession of Drugs and Firearms (Class Y Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class D Felony), Maintaining Drugs on Premises (Cass C Felony), and Theft by Receiving (Class D Felony). Charlotte Dennis is currently being held in Sevier County Jail awaiting bond to be set.

Charges will be reviewed by Deputy Prosecutor Erin Hunter.  

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PRESS RELEASE - August 17, 2020


Sunday, August 16, 2020 Deputy Philamlee was patrolling North of De Queen on Hwy 71. Deputy Philamlee got behind a Silver 4 door Chevrolet car and noticed the vehicle cross the double yellow lines several times. Deputy Philamlee initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and came in contact with 34 yr. old Ronald Drinker from Queen City, Texas. Deputy Philamlee advised Ronald on why he stopped him. At this time Deputy Philamlee noticed that Ronald Drinker was slurring his words. Deputy Philamlee asked Ronald Drinker to step out of the vehicle at this time. When Ronald Drinker exited the vehicle, he was staggering and having to hold on the side of the car to keep balance. Field Sobriety was performed on Ronald Drinker at this time. Ronald Failed Field Sobriety and was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated/Drugs. Deputy Prosecutor Erin Hunter will review the case.

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