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Sex Offenders Moving into Faulkner County



    The Faulkner 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.

   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 Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department 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 Faulkner 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 go to our website then click on the link for sex offender registry or the Arkansas Crime Information Center’s website at then click on the link for sex offender registry.

The following offender was released from ADC 3/6/19



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NAME:              Danny Wayne Tidwell Jr.

RISK:                         Level 2

RACE:                         White

SEX:                            Male

HEIGHT:                       5'6

WEIGHT:                      147       

HAIR COLOR:              Brown   

EYE COLOR:                Green

DATE OF BIRTH:       10/17/73

ADDRESS:   6 Middle Fork Rd. Vilonia, AR 72173

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault-Second Degree on 5-2-12. The offense involved the then 38-year-old offender engaging

in sexual contact with a 13-year-old female relative while visiting her home. The victim said she tried to resist the offender but he forced her to engage in the act.


The following offender moved from Lonoke Co. to Faulkner County



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NAME:            Michael Wayne Smith

Alias:             Michael Dewayne Smith

RISK:                       Level 3

RACE:                       White

SEX:                          Male

HEIGHT:                     507

WEIGHT:                    130       

HAIR COLOR:            Black     

EYE COLOR:             Green

DATE OF BIRTH:       4/1/76

ADDRESS:      45 Ridge Ln. Cabin G Mayflower, AR 72106

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Carnal Abuse-3rd Degree on 8/11/01. This offense involved the offender asking a 13 year old female visiting his home if she was cold; he then invited her to share a blanket with him. The offender then kissed the victim on the cheek and placed his hand inside her pants. The victim told him to stop and removed his hand. The offender threatened the victim that if she got up again he would hurt her, so when she did get up he then burned her with a cigarette. The offender then held her arms while he removed her and his clothing. He ripped the victim's underwear and digitally penetrated her vagina. He then forced her to engage in penile/vaginal intercourse.

 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 or you may submit an anonymous tip at

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