Sebastian County Authorities Apprehend Level 2 Sex Offender Who Disabled Ankle Monitor

Joseph Johnson

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Sebastian County sheriff’s deputies say a Level 2 sex offender who disabled his ankle monitor has been apprehended.

Joseph K. Johnson, 35, had an active warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.

He is also a suspect in an aggravated assault reported Monday (Dec. 17) in the Clark’s Chapel area, according to Capt. Philip Pevehouse, spokesman for the sheriff’s department.

Pevehouse said Johnson, who was released on parole, was fighting and swung a baseball bat at some residents.

In Arkansas, sex offenders are assigned to one of four levels based on a risk assessment process: Level 1: low risk; Level 2: moderate risk; Level 3: high risk; Level 4: sexually violent predator.

Level 2 offenders typically have a history of sexual offenses, according to the state’s sex offender assessment committee.

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