Sex Offender Arrested
In January 2019, a warrant was issued for Level 3 sex offender, Christopher Bays for Failure to Register as a sex offender. Bays was registered as “homeless”.
Pursuant to § 12-12-909, the offender is required to verify their residence within Ten (10) days after the Verification of Residency date indicated on the bottom portion of this form. Verification of residency is required of every registered offender either every (6) six months after registration, or every ninety (90) days depending on the offender’s assessment level. Offenders who claim to be homeless shall verify registration every thirty (30) days during the period of time in which the offender is required to register as a sex offender and claims to be homeless.
Mr. Bays was not verifying his registration every thirty days as required by state law. His whereabouts have been unknown. Investigators sought help from the US Marshalls and leads were followed. At approximately 9:30 am on February 28, 2019, Mr. Bays was taken into custody at an address in Conway, AR without incident by the US Marshalls. Bays is currently in the Faulkner County Detention Center Unit 2 awaiting first appearance.
If you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please call Investigator Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov