Brock M. Felton, recently released from prison, is residing at County Road 72 , House #3 (Bonetown Road) in Sage.
Felton was convicted 1-10-09 of Sexual Indecency With A Child (12 counts) and Sexual Assault Second Degree (4 counts). Documentation indicates these offenses involved the offender engaging in sexually inappropriate behavior with 22 minor males ranging in age for 14 to 18 years.
Felton is classified as a Level 3 Offender which states that 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 Level 3 Offenders reflect a relatively high probability of re-offense and/or risk of substantial injury to victims should re-offense occur.
Felton is described as a 33 year old white male, 5" 8" tall, 225 pounds having blonde hair and blue eyes.
Sheriff Lawrence said that a sex offender notification is being hand delivered to residences within a half mile radius of Felton's listed residence. This notification is not intended to increase fear, rather is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. The Izard County Sheriff's Department has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender lives. Unless court-ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live where he chooses. Lawrence went on to say that sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it wasn't until the 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 information with the public.
This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass register sex offenders; otherwise law enforcement's ability to do community notifications could potentially end. We believe the only person who wins if the community notification ends is the sex offender in that sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.