Portia man in jail for theft now faces more charges

Jonathan Gustafson (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff)
Jonathan Gustafson (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Portia man locked up on theft charges is in even more trouble.

According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, 26-year-old Jonathan  Gustafson failed to register as a sex offender.

Officers were investigating Gustafson on some recent thefts when they learned he was a convicted sex offender.  Gustafson had been living in Delight and was registered there; however, he had moved to Lawrence County without notifying authorities of his address.

Gustafson, who is a Level 2 sex offender convicted on sexual assault charges, is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on a $50,000 bond.  He's due in Circuit Court on June 29.

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