Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Sex Offender
Jeremy Rowland, 49, of Mt. Vernon, was arrested on February 2, 2020 following a search warrant of a Mt. Vernon residence.
On August 15, 2019, Mr. Rowland completed a verification of residency with the White County Sheriff's Office and provided an address in Romance, AR as his registered address. There was not a vehicle listed on his registration information.
On 9/26/2019, Mr. Rowland was witnessed leaving the residence of 52 Garland Springs Rd. at approximately 7:30am. On this same date, Sex Offender Coordinator Inv. Vanda Phillips received an anonymous tip that Mr. Rowland was living at this residence with his wife.
Again on October 3, 2019, Mr. Rowland completed a verification of residency with White County Sheriff's Office and provided an address in Romance, AR as his registered address. There was not a vehicle listed on his registration information.
On January 18, 2020, Mr. Rowland was witnessed again leaving the address of 52 Garland Springs Rd. Mt. Vernon, AR at approximately 11:00pm driving a dark blue Dodge Ram pickup truck. At 1:00am on January 19, 2020, the same Dodge Ram that Mr. Rowland was driving just a couple of hours earlier was located in the driveway of this address.
On Friday January 31, 2020, a search warrant was granted for the address of 52 Garland Springs Rd. Mt. Vernon, AR. On Friday February 2, 2020, the search warrant was executed on the address. Mr. Rowland was present in the home at the time of the search warrant. During the search warrant evidence was located to lead to the arrest of Mr. Rowland. A firearm was located in the home and Mr. Rowland received an additional charge.
Arkansas state law requires the offender to report any changes in residence, mailing address, temporary domicile, employment, volunteer, email, social network information, all information pertaining to any vehicle the offender owns or has access to IN Person to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction at the time of the change. When changing residence/mailing address or temporary domicile, this must be done no later than five (5) days before the offender establishes residence or temporary domicile unless otherwise indicated such as eviction or natural disaster. When changing address within the state of Arkansas the offender must also report to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction at the new address within five (5) days after relocation to the new address. If the offender moves here from another state and is required or has been required to register in the other state, the offender must report to the jurisdictional law enforcement agency any residency or temporary domicile in which you will be residing for an aggregate of five (5) or more consecutive days during a calendar year. Other than a change of address, an offender shall report a change of any other information required to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction within five (5) days of the change. By not registering a vehicle on his registration information and also living at 52 Garland Springs Rd. Mt. Vernon, AR while being registered at 212 Overbeck Ln. Romance, AR, Mr. Jeremy Rowland is not complying with the Arkansas State Sex Offender laws.
Mr. Rowland was transported to Unit 2 where he is currently awaiting first appearance.
He was booked in and charged with :
Charge 1: 12-12-904(a)(1)(A)(ii) Failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements as a sex offender (Class C Felony)
Charge 2: 5-73-103(a)(1)(2) Possession of Firearm by Certain Person (Class D Felony)
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 Sex Offender Coordinator, Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov