Sex offender arrested for failing to register

Sex offender arrested for failing to register

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested a Level 2 sex offender Tuesday for failing to register.

Kirby Alan Wade, 32, faces a felony charge of failure to register/failure to comply with reporting requirements.

Officer Karen Rinehart, the Jonesboro Police Department's sex offender registration specialist, said Wade registered on Nov. 15 following his release from prison.

Wade, who had been convicted of sexual solicitation/indecency with a child, said he was homeless but living in a friend's backyard on North Bridge Street.

The following day, Wade reportedly called Rinehart and said he was moving to a place in Bono, but did not know the address.

According to the incident report, Wade promised to come to the police station the next day with the address. He failed to arrive, Rinehart said.

Wade called Rinehart on Nov. 17 and said he would come in the following day. Again, he failed to do so.

Four days later, Rinehart attempted to call Wade but "his phone went straight to voicemail."

She tried calling Wade on Nov. 22; he did not answer.

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Rinehart went to North Bridge and spoke with Wade's friend who said he stayed just one night then moved to Bono and was living with a woman who was also a registered sex offender.

The friend then called Wade at a different phone number than the suspect had registered with Rinehart's office.

Later Tuesday, Rinehart received a phone call from Wade's parole officer saying he was in his office. A police officer picked Wade up at the office and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a probable cause hearing.

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