Sex offender arrested for failure to notify of new job

Sex offender arrested for failure to notify of new job

MARKED TREE (KAIT) - A Marked Tree man was arrested and charged with failure to comply with reporting requirements because he is a registered sex offender.

According to an affidavit filed in Poinsett County District Court on Wednesday, Dustin Lee Watters of Marked Tree got a job at Tyboogies Restaurant in Tyronza. The restaurant is located next to a park and across the street from a church.

Tyronza Police Chief Tony Turner said Watters, a level 3 sex offender, obtained the job near a school and park without notifying local police, which is a violation of his requirements.

Watters appeared in court and District Judge Ron Hunter gave him a $25,000 bond.

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