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Child rapist found living across from school

Karess D. Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Karess D. Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

In 2004 a Craighead County jury found Karess D. Jones, 37, guilty of raping a child less than 14 years of age and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

Following his release from prison he was required to register as a Level 3 sex offender in the state of Arkansas, which means he is considered a “high risk” to re-offend.

The distinction also means he cannot live within 2,000 feet of a daycare or school.

On Monday, Nov. 10, Jonesboro police acting on an anonymous tip found Jones living in the 400-block of North Drake, directly across the street from the Success Achievement Academy.

At first Jones attempted to stall police by saying he had to put on his clothes before he could answer the door, according to the initial incident report.

While Officer Ryan Crawford waited outside the front door, other officers went to the rear of the house where they found Jones walking out the back door.

Officers arrested Jones and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with being a registered offender living near a school/daycare.

Jones was also charged with failure to register/failure to comply with reporting requirements.

According to the Arkansas Crime Information Center, Jones' registered address is the 3400-block of Derby Street.

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