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Freedom short lived for Level 3 sex offender

Nikelas Brewer's mug shot from 12 p.m. Thursday, April 21 (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Nikelas Brewer's mug shot from 12 p.m. Thursday, April 21 (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Nickelas Brewer at the time of his arrest at 12:50 a.m. Thursday, April 21. (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Nickelas Brewer at the time of his arrest at 12:50 a.m. Thursday, April 21. (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Less than 10 hours after jailers released him, a Jonesboro man was back behind bars.

Police arrested 37-year-old Nickelas Necessity Brewer for failing to register as a sex offender.

Brewer was convicted of sexual assault in 2005, according to the initial incident report.

In 2009 the Arkansas Department of Correction assessed him as a Level 3 sex offender, meaning he is a “high risk” to re-offend.

On April 13 of this year, Jonesboro police received a call from an investigator with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama saying that Brewer was “on a bus and on his way back to Arkansas.”

Two days later, Brewer reported to the probation office in Jonesboro.

He gave his address as America’s Best Value Inn, 2901 Phillips Dr.

Three days later, on April 18, Brewer called the probation officer and said he had given the wrong room number.

On Thursday, the Jonesboro Police Department’s Sex Offender Registration Specialist Tony Williams contacted the motel manager who said that he had “never had anyone registered at that motel by the name of Nickelas Brewer.”

Later that day, Williams stated he received word from the Arkansas Crime Information Center in Little Rock that Brewer was incarcerated in the Craighead County Detention Center.

Officers had picked him up at 12:50 a.m. Thursday for driving on suspended license.

He bonded out of the Craighead County Detention Center at 3:27 that same morning.

Williams contacted the detention center staff who told him Brewer had given them an address in the 4800-block of Prospect Road.

According to Williams’ report, it is a “residence that he [Brewer] is prohibited from staying at due to the presence of minors.”

By noon Thursday, Brewer was back in police custody charged with failure to register and violating his parole.

According to the Administrative Office of the Courts website, this is the second time Brewer has failed to register.

In 2010, he pleaded guilty to failing to comply with sex offender reporting requirements and registered offender living near a school or daycare.

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