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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Barling sex offender listed as "ADC commitment" after surrendering to officials in Washington County

A 32-year-old Level 2 registered sex offender we first wrote about back in January is back in the Washington County jail listed as an Arkansas Department of Corrections commitment after turning himself into authorities on Monday, according to booking information from the Washington County Detention Center.

Nathaniel Lee Schibline, who had several cases pending and reopened after his January 26 arrest for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, apparently will be going to prison for an extended stay because of his repeated crimes and probation violations.

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Despite having numerous arrest and court interactions on drug, registry violations, criminal mischief nd other charges, Schibline has been given only lenient sentences of supervised probation and local jail facility time of 38 and 173 days for his miscues.

When he was arrested in January he was registered with the Washington County Sheriff Office with his Fayettevillle address, which was on North College Avenue. He was living at 4010 Ridgeway Drive in Fort Smith and has since moved to the 400 block of Dan Street in Barling. In addition to the Failure to Register charge, Schibline was cited for having an incorrect address on his driver's license.

You can read our original story from January 27, 2021 by clicking HERE.

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Schibline was placed on the state Sex Offender Registry originally for convictions for Second and Third Degree Sexual Abuse out of Oregon and has had numerous felony drug arrests and been the subject of three orders of protection since April of 2019.

Two of those orders of protection were filed by the same woman, who dropped the original complaint and filed a second one less than seven moths later. The third was by a male subject and was later dropped after a temporary protection order was granted in that case.

None of Schibline's court information has been updated as of close of business Tuesday, with four cases listed as "open" and an additional six entries listed as "reopen". A law enforcement source with knowledge of the situation says that Schibline's probation violation and repeated criminal behavior "just finally caught up with him".

While doing research on this case, Today in Fort Smith also discovered a police report involving an incident in which Schibline was the subject of a call on October 30 at a local Halloween event sponsored by a local non-profit at the Fort Smith Trolley Museum.

The initial incident report says dispatch was called by the Vice President of Pay of Forward Fort Smith and the responding officer treated the incident as a trespassing. A supplemental document filed by the Vice President says she specifically called because she and other officers and board members were aware of his sex offender status and had discussed banning him from the event in advance.

Scibline reportedly left the event to "avoid further problems" but the officer detailed that at least one board member and the President of the organization stated that they were aware of Schibline's presence and he "was more than welcome at the event".

Despite regulations that govern sex offender interaction with events where children are present and the previous conversation regarding the situation the President told the officer the Vice president "had no permission to have Mr. Schibline removed from the event."

You can read the original police report and the supplemental document by clicking the links:

FSPD report
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More information concerning Schibline's sentencing information and prison location assignment will be released as it is updated.

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