Centerton Police Arrest Suspect Accused Of Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Centerton and Bella Vista police arrested a suspect accused of failing to register as a sex offender on Tuesday (July 14), authorities say.

Jason R. Stewart, 21, failed to appear at his hearing, so police went to look for him, according to authorities.

A warrant was issued for his arrest, and Centerton police went to serve that warrant. The suspect was later found and taken into custody in Bella Vista, police said.

The Bella Vista Police Department and Centerton Police Department worked together to catch the suspect.

He faces charges of failure to register as a sex offender and failure to appear, according to jail records.

Stewart’s next hearing is scheduled for Aug. 6, authorities said. His bond has been set at $40,000.

According to court records, between Nov. 9, 2013 and Nov. 16, 2013, Stewart exposed himself to a minor. He pleaded guilty to sexual indecency with a child on Sept. 25, 2014, and was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 72 days of probation, court records state.