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Sex Offender Community Notifications


Community Notification

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 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 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 the 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 notifications.  We believe the only person who wins, if community notifications end are the Offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.

  For additional information go to our website, click on the link for sex offender registry. The Arkansas Crime Information Center’s website at, click on the link for sex offender registry.

The following Sex Offender has moved from the city of Conway into Faulkner County Jurisdiction




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NAME:      Brandon Shawn Higgs


RISK:              Level 2


RACE:              White


SEX:                 Male


HEIGHT:            511


WEIGHT:            165       


HAIR COLOR:     Blonde  


EYE COLOR:        Blue


DATE OF BIRTH:     12/22/1982


ADDRESS:    150 Hwy 36 Vilonia, AR 72173

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault 1st Degree on 10/1/01. This offense involved in the offender engaging in sexual contact with an 11 year old female.

The following Sex Offender has been released from ADC and will living in Faulkner County



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NAME:      Michael Blake Porter


RISK:            Level 2


RACE:            White


SEX:               Male


HEIGHT:          505


WEIGHT:         120       


HAIR COLOR:  Brown   


EYE COLOR:     Blue


DATE OF BIRTH:  11/4/1992


ADDRESS: 15A Shrewsbury Cove Jacksonville, AR 72076

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault-Second Degree on 6-5-17. The offender engaged in intrusive sexual contact with a 14 year old female relative, who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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 Anonymous tips can be submitted at

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