Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested for Living Near School

sex offender wellsDAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (5/14/14) ―  The Dawson Springs Police Department has charged a convicted sex offender with non-compliance with the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry for living within a few feet of the Dawson Springs School System.

According to a press release from Dawson Springs Police, Robert Joseph Wells, 37, a convicted sex offender from Michigan, had been residing at 208 Parker Street since his release on a personal recognizance bond May 5 from the Hopkins County Jail. Wells had been indicted by the Hopkins County Grand Jury April 29 for failure to comply with the sex offender registry and being a persistent felony offender.

Further investigation revealed that Wells, who is a lifetime registrant, had listed an address outside the city limits through the Department of Probation and Parole. However, he was not residing at that residence but within proximity of the school system, the report said.

Capt. Craig Patterson and Officer Brad Ross went to the 208 Parker Street address to follow up on a harassment complaint. When Patterson and Ross made contact with Wells, he fled from the scene. A foot chase ensued and after an altercation, a Taser was deployed to subdue Wells.

He was charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry, fleeing or evading police, first degree, on foot; third-degree assault/police officer; resisting arrest; and, alcohol intoxication.

He is being lodged in the Hopkins County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.

SurfKY News
Information Chief William C. Crider

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Air Products Donates 10 Laptops to Marshall County Schools

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (9/21/14) — Air Products J.R. Reynolds presented 10 Dell laptop computers to Marshall County… Read More

Fall at Land Between The Lakes

KENTUCKY (9/19/14) — The following happenings and events are scheduled for this fall at Land Between The Lakes: Hike… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 19, 2014 4094

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 17, 2014 3604

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 3301

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 18, 2014 2653

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 19, 2014 2552

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3301

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2552

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 17, 2014 2033

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1810

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1699

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 19, 2014 729

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 19, 2014 703

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 20, 2014 701

Man Charged with Theft After KSP…

in Top Stories by Alexis McGee
September 18, 2014 599

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 18, 2014 434

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 17, 2014 3604

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 20, 2014 2459

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 1672

Muhlenberg Job Corps Support is 'Written…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 20, 2014 1055

Paradise NRA Banquet Promises Food, Fun,…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06