An Arkadelphia man has pled guilty for failing to register as a sex offender.

An Arkadelphia man has pled guilty for failing to register as a sex offender.
According to an affidavit, in February 2016, 27-year-old Justin Johnson disclosed that he had moved to a Logan Street residence while reporting to Arkadelphia Police Department Assistant Chief Jason “Shorty” Jackson.
Jackson, who penned the paperwork, informed Johnson that he was to come back in April for the next verification. Although Johnson reportedly signed that he would, he never showed up.
In July, the defendant was taken to the Clark County jail after being arrested for fleeing. During an interview, he revealed that he had been back in Arkadelphia for a week, following a four-month stay in Perry County, Texas. Johnson confirmed that he had went to Texas to work.
The defendant’s sex offender status was not registered in Texas, nor was the move to Arkansas authorized. The original offense date was reportedly on July 12, 2006.
Johnson pled guilty last week and received 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with seven as SIS.