Level-Three Sex Offender Arrested On Suspicion Of Failing To Register

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Charles Hyde

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A level-three sex offender convicted of engaging in sexual contact with a six-year-old boy was arrested on Feb. 4 on suspicion of failing to register, police say.

Charles Hyde, 19, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Wednesday at 8:11 p.m. and faces a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, according to jail records.

Hyde is a level-three sex offender and was arrested on Nov. 27, 2013, by the Siloam Springs Police Department on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender, according to an arrest report. On Dec. 16, 2013, he came to the Springdale Police Department after being released from DHS custody due to turning 18, the report states.

Police say he registered his address as being in the 1600 block of South Pleasant Street in Springdale, and an officer informed him that address wouldn’t work due to two daycare facilities and a school being within 2,000 feet of the residence.

According to the report, Hyde told the officer he would need to wait for his disability benefits check to arrive before he could get a different residence. He then left and was scheduled to return to the Springdale Police Department on Jan. 8, 2014, according to authorities.

Hyde did not return on the above date, police say. On Jan. 27, 2014, an officer went to the residence in the 1600 block of South Pleasant Street, and the convicted sex offender was not there, according to the report.

Authorities say on Jan. 28, 2014, the Arkansas Crime Information Center confirmed that Hyde had not submitted any paperwork to them regarding his updated whereabouts.

On Feb. 6, 2014, an arrest warrant was issued for Hyde. He was arrested on Feb. 4, almost one year later, the report states.

His bond has been set at $10,000, and his next hearing is scheduled for Friday (Feb. 6) at 7:45 a.m., jail records state.


  • Flossie Cox

    Why was he ever released? Why is he getting disability checks? Why did it take a year? Is there a investigative reporter on staff that can get answers to these questions?

    • OrcStubs

      I would love to see investigative journalism done here locally. So many times do I read an article or watch a news cast and I’m just left wondering why no one bothers to actually question anything.

  • Carolyn Scott

    Why does this beast even roam the streets. He should be put down like a rabid dog. If a dog was killing my child, I could shoot it. Why can’t we eliminate the threat to society that these kinds of people pose.

  • arnold fudpucker

    Disability check!!!!! Thanks to the libs these benefits are abused by low life scum like this guy. We are at historic highs of people receiving “disability” freebies. I’d venture that over half of those are frauds. Just like the frauds you see panhandling outside the convenience stores only to see them twenty minutes later chicken walking down the street. This entitlement attitude has got to end.

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