Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested
Trent Allen Hackney, 29, of Cleburne County was arrested on September 3, 2020. On September 2, 2020, Sex Offender Coordinator, Vanda Phillips, received an e-mail from an anonymous citizen that Mr. Hackney was living at 38 Valley Ridge Rd. Conway, AR 72032. An investigation was opened at that time. During the investigation, it was learned that Cleburne County detectives and Mr. Hackney's parole officer had made several attempts over the course of a couple of weeks to locate him at his registered address and no one was ever at the address. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Hackney's girlfriend lived at 38 Valley Ridge Rd. Detectives with Cleburne County and Mr. Hackney's parole officer attempted to make contact with him again on September 2nd and September 3rd at his registered address and was not able to do so. Mr. Hackney's parole officer was able to go inside the home and it appears to be vacant. The landlord for the registered address in Cleburne County was contacted and advised the home was rented to a female and the landlord did not know Trent Hackney.
On September 3, 2020 a search warrant was obtained and executed at 38 Valley Ridge Rd. Conway, AR 72032. When entry was made, Trent Hackney was located inside the home. During the search personal items belonging to Mr. Hackney, along with a place for him to sleep was located inside the home. Also located inside the home was a firearm that was accessible to Mr. Hackney. Mr. Hackney was taken into custody and transported to Unit 2 of the Faulkner County Detention Center.
He has been charged with: 12-12-904 (a)(1)(A)(ii) Failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements a Class C Felony and 5-73-103(a)(1)(2) Possession of Firearm by Certain Person a Class D Felony.
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. Trent Hackney is not in compliance with the Arkansas State sex offender laws due to being registered in Cleburne County but living in Faulkner County.
Trent Hackney is a level 3 high risk sex offender. On March 16, 2011 he was convicted of 1 count of sexual solicitation and indecency with a child and 1 count of Distributing, possessing or viewing sexually explicit child material. On March 8, 2013 he was convicted of 1 count of sexual solicitation and indecency with a child and 1 Count of Sexual Assault 2nd Degree. Documents indicate that the offender had multiple female victims ranging from ages 12-18.
Mr. Hackney is currently in the Faulkner County Detention Center Unit 2 awaiting first appearance.