• Dennis McCaslin

Law enforcement nabs Coal Hill man for failing to register as a sex offender

Jordan Johnson

A Coal Hill man who was gifted with a 60 month probation for Fourth Degree Sexual Assault in 2020 is back in jail today after an arrest just before 4 p.m. for Failure to Register/Comply with Reporting Requirements as a Sex Offender.

Jordan Allan Jefferson, 23, remains in the Johnson County jail awaiting a bond hearing after his arrest on Wednesday. His court date has been set for March 11 at 9 am according to the booking information from the JCSO.

According to Arkansas state code, a person commits sexual assault in the fourth degree if they are age 20 years or older and engages in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual activity, or sexual contact with another person who is less than 16 years, and not the person's spouse.

Johnson was arrested by the Coal Hill Police Department on August 27 of 2019 on the Class D Felony for crimes which occurred in April of that year and bonded out a week later. Numerous s subpoenas were served in the case after after some continuances before Johnson waived his right to a jury trial and took a plea deal.

Part of that plea deal required Johnson to register with the state as a Sex Offender but his name does not come up in the database for Johnson County or the state of Arkansas. Failing to register could violate his probationary status.

He also was arrested for revocation back in July of 2020 after failing to pay fines and fees and because of an arrest for Third Degree Battery while he was intoxicated.

He plead guilty to the Revocation in November, 2020 and had his probation"reinstated".

Officials think Johnson has continued to live in the Coal Hill area since his previous arrests.

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