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Level 3 Sex Offender Released from ADC


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.


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-Level 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-Level 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-Level 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- Level 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 disorder 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.

  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.


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NAME:       Royce David Eitel

Alias:         Royce David Eital

RISK:               Level 3

RACE:               White

SEX:                  Male

HEIGHT:             510

WEIGHT:            195       

HAIR COLOR:     Gray   

EYE COLOR:        Blue

DATE OF BIRTH:  11/21/1960

ADDRESS:  107 W. Lewisburg Rd. Vilonia, AR 72173

DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Sexual Assault-Second Degree, Sexual Indecency With a Child (2 counts), Indecent Exposure (2 counts) on 6-30-08. The offense involved the then 47-year-old offender engaging in sexual contact with two females (8 and 9-years-old). The offender was friends with the victims' families. Victims were 8-9-year-old females. The offender disclosed that he also engaged in sexual contact with one of these girl's friends 11-year-old female). He was investigated in 2008 for molesting a child. He acknowledged to SOCNA ongoing abuse of this child between the time she was 7-10. He was a friend of the victim's family and occasionally stayed at her home. He disclosed sexual attraction to "children," generally 7-11-years-old.

If you know of a sex offender not in compliance or if you have questions regarding a sex offender or sex offender laws, please contact Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at

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